Sertinos Cafe Closing Likely

If partnership opportunities fall through, the cafe will close Oct. 28.

Sertinos Cafe owner Craig Lowenthall posted signs in the eatery Saturday and announced on Facebook Sunday morning that it would be closing Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. for good.

Via the Sertinos Cafe Facebook:

It's sad but true, after giving it a go for 14 months, the Smithtown location is closing its doors for good next Sunday, October 28th at 5pm. The community has been great and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and patronage. Unfortunately though, we just didn't have enough volume and we never made any money. We tried to make things work and many of you helped us by spreading the word and we will never forget! Best wishes to all our loyal customers!

Although Sertinos is scheduled to close in about a week, Lowenthal said there is a possibility the business could remain open.

Since Lowenthal posted signs that the location would be closing, between Saturday night and Sunday morning, two customers have offered to become partners. Lowenthal said he has a week for one of those two potential partners to work out.

"If anyone wants to ride in and help save the day I'm certainly open," he said. 

Sertinos opened on West Main Street in Smithtown to the public Aug. 14 of last year, the first location of the chain to be opened in New York.

John Pine October 23, 2012 at 05:28 AM
This is shocking news. The place always seemed to do well and have a very nice atmosphere. The owner probably was getting crushed by the high taxes and electric rates which are killing alot of small business on LI. It seems only big chains with the $$ can survive, wouldn't be suprised if Panera is looking at this location.
michele tinto October 23, 2012 at 04:19 PM
That's too bad, I just "discovered" this place over the summer. I actually hold my girl scout meetings there for my teenaged troop, they love the variety of items they can order and then sit for a meeting in a nice social setting, rather than a school classroom. We also use Sertino's to meet up with friends after school, as they have terrific after school specials for $5 and the younger teens can snack & chat while parents sit at another table to socialize. Would also bring my laptop and order some tea and biscotti sometimes. We hope they can stay afloat. Such a nice staff there. Always very accommodating.
Anonymous Person October 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Mr-Chernomyrdin-Esq October 28, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Tremendous shame.
John October 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Great place and great food. Alittle hard to find but worth it. Hopefully can spread the word to get volume up and save it. I am going to try and eat at Sertinos as much as possible before close. Save sertinos


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