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Owner: Moe's Southwest Grill Will Open in March

Construction to begin in December.

The planned for the Target Shopping Center on Veteran's Memorial Highway is awaiting approval on permits before construction can begin, according to owner Michael Walsh.

Walsh, who will be operating the restaurant with his cousin, Ryan Monahan, said he expects to have the final permit in mid-November, which would allow construction to begin December 1. He said the construction should take three months, the amount of time it took to put up his other five locations on Long Island. 

The opening was originally projected for January but permit requirements necessitated a later date, said Brian Berkery of Creative Vibe Advertising, Moe's local ad agency.

Walsh called the space an "empty vanilla box"—it is simply four walls and a concrete floor. This means the location will require much more work than one in Massapequa which is set to open in February, as that site used to be a restaurant and already has proper accomodations such as bathrooms, plumbing, drains, sprinklers and air conditioning.

Moe's will be occupying the space that used to be a Hollywood Video. The adjacent took half that property and Walsh has the other half.

Matthew Albert February 22, 2012 at 02:25 AM
The answer is wrong. We asked the people who are building it . They said " April".
Kaitlyn Piccoli February 22, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Matthew, Back in December when we spoke with the owner, he listed March as the tentative opening month. Of course, there can be delays when building a new business. We plan on following up with Walsh to get an update. Stay tuned.
Matthew Albert April 07, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Get ready everyone! According to Moes Long Island on Facebook, Moes will have it's Commack grand opening on Thursday April 12!

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