Local Burger Co. of Bay Shore was approved Tuesday night to move forward with a second location — this time in Patchogue Village.
Local Burger’s plans were approved unanimously by the village’s Planning Board, according to greaterpatchogue.com.
The goal is to open the second Local Burger in May on West Main Street, directly across from the 291-unit New Village at Patchogue complex that opened in 2014.
The new location will be about 4,000 square feet, nearly double Bay Shore’s 2,200 square feet.
Owned and operated by Alyssa Martino, Mike McElwee and Drew Dvorkin, Local Burger Co. opened its doors at 62 Main Street in May 2015, quickly becoming a fan favorite among local families.
“The support from Bay Shore and surrounding areas has been overwhelming,” McElwee said. “We’ve gotten so many requests to expand and we felt Patchogue was the perfect fit.”
He also encouraged those in Patchogue to go visit the existing Local Burger at 62 Main Street and other hot spots in the trendy downtown Bay Shore area in the meantime.
The Local Burger ownership team first announced its plans for a second location at this year’s Pulse Magazine Burger Battle in August.
Local Burger Co. courtesy photos