The Wobbly Olive, Hauppauge's gastropub, will be closing its doors to business on March 3, to be born a new with the luck of the Irish, or so its owner's hope.
on Adam Avenue in the Hauppauge Industrial Park will be holding a closeout party on March 3, featuring Sound Chaser, before closing for a week of renovations to open under the name Barringtons.
Owners Vincent Manghisi and Vinnie Montenegro have brought on Joe Maneri, as a consult and advisor to help give the gastropub a new image as a family-orientated restaurant.
"At the bar and the downstair dining room, I will be creating an inexpensive, family-friend, all-day Happy Hour where Kids eat free Sunday to Thursday," Maneri said. "It will be an inexpensive, fast place to eat in an amazing room."
The upper rooms of The Wobbly Olive will be transformed into the Barringtons Sapphire Club, an upscale American classic dining style with continental offerings that will continue to offer catering options.
"We are going to be putting two concepts into one restaurant," Maneri said.
The restaurant has plans to debut its new look as Barringtons on St. Patrick's Day, according to Maneri, which will feature live music and plenty of corned beef and cabbage.
The Wobbly Olive , taking over the former site of Pomodorino's, an Italian restaurant that closed in April 2011. The Wobbly Olive biled itself as a gastropub, featuring a number of small dishes and unique twist on American pub classics. It served as a popular night spot and offered a .