One of the original BrickHouse Brewery owners was warmly welcomed back to Patchogue Village Tuesday night after securing planning and architectural approvals to open Catch Oyster Bar on North Ocean Avenue.
Jim Avino, the owner of Avino’s Italian Table in Bellport, was joined in Village Hall by his son Michael, who will manage Catch.
The restaurant is expected to open later this summer or early fall.
“We welcome you back to Patchogue, is the correct way to say it,” Planning Board chairman John Rocco said after the unanimous approvals. “I know we’re very much looking forward to you coming, and wish you all the success.”
Catch will be serving “95 percent seafood,” the elder Avino explained after the meeting.
That would include a rotating cast of oysters and local clams in many different forms, as well as sandwiches such as lobster rolls and shrimp and clam po’ boys.
“And chowder, reds and whites; we’ll bring back some of that Chowder House chowder,” said Avino, who owned the Bellport Chowder House for 22 years.
Living up to its name, Catch will also try to have different, fresh, locally caught fish every day.
“Whatever’s local and whatever’s sustainable, that’s our goal,” he said.
As was explained during the hearing, Catch will have room enough to seat about two dozen guests.
The former Justine’s Hair Salon space, which is next to Floral Designs Rafael, is being completely gutted, with the cream-colored faux stucco finish being torn off and replaced with driftwood facade, goose neck lamps and glass.
The interior decor will consist of white subway tile, granite and wood floors.
And the bar area will front a wide-open kitchen.
“You’ll be sitting at the bar — and it will be a distance of several feet — but you’ll be sitting there watching the food be prepared,” Jim Avino explained.
The family is hoping for a September opening.
“It’s a small space, so things can move very quickly,” Jim Avino told the board.