Mineola, NY – With help from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his administration, Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park will re-open today – six months after the restaurant was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
The iconic eatery, located at 600 Long Beach Road was one of thousands of businesses, and homes, nearly destroyed when Sandy reached Long Island’s shores.
Peter’s Clam Bar’s owners – Dominick DeSimone and Angelo Remuni – said they didn’t think they would ever be able to reopen the restaurant. That is, until County officials helped them secure grant funding and sale tax waivers on rebuilding materials. That enabled them to reopen the clam bar portion.
Joining County Executive Mangano at the grand reopening ceremony today was Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel, Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino and Island Park Mayor James Ruzica.
“Hurricane Sandy was an event that affected every Long Islander but especially the residents of Long Beach,” Mangano said. “Rebuilding is still taking place but I know that we will rebuild better and stronger! I am proud that Nassau County could help these small business owners get this topnotch restaurant back up and running.”