Tiesto’s Restaurant has finally received its long-awaited official welcome in Patchogue.
Family; friends; local officials; and members of the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and other local community groups, such as the Latino Leadership Council of Patchogue, gathered in celebration Wednesday.
The ribbon-cutting was one of seven in Patchogue Village in April, a record for the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.
“Latino businesses we are here to stay, we are here to grow, and we are here to continue,” said Javier Kinghorn, head of the Latino Leadership Council. “We are not only a dominant cultural force to be reckoned with, but an economic one, as well.”
Tiesto’s opened in the old Blue Goose space at 411 Main St. back in October, and since then, business has been humming, owners said.
This Latin American-inspired eatery is a long-awaited dream come true for former Painters chef Luis Marin and his two daughters, Ivonne Castro and Jessica Marin.
Between the trio, the family shares decades of experience in the restaurant industry — and they have firm roots in the Greater Patchogue area.
Hailing from Ecuador and now living in Medford with his family, Luis Marin moved to the United States some 30 years ago and began a cooking journey that took him to Painters in Brookhaven over two decades ago.
“For this day to happen is such an honor because that’s his dream,” said his daughter, Ivonne. “[My dad] works from eight in the morning and doesn’t go home until 10 p.m. to make it happen.”
She continued, expressing gratitude to the Patchogue community for welcoming Tiesto’s with open arms.
“Since we came here in this neighborhood, everybody who has come through that door, they have welcomed us and treated us like a family and part of this community,” she said. “We thank you very much and hopefully we keep making you guys proud and happy to be here.”
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Top: Tiesto’s and the Patchogue community celebrating the restaurant’s opening with a ribbon-cutting. Photo by Ana Borruto.