What started as greaterpatchogue.com in an unfinished basement in 2015 is today Greater Long Island Media Group, LLC, with a gleaming new headquarters in downtown Patchogue.

Long Island’s fastest-growing news organization has just announced its new location at 76 West Main Street, above Local Burger Co. The space was built-out over the spring and summer.

Greater Long Island, publishers or co-publishers of GreaterPatchogueGreaterBayShoreGreaterBabylonGreaterPortJeff, GreaterMoriches and GreaterSayville, moved in Sept. 1.

“I was pinching myself when I saw the finished space and the reality set in that this was actually happening,” said the company’s editorial director, Michael White.

“Now we need to keep growing our team to fill the space,” he said. “And we’ll do that by continuing to provide vital information and services to our readers and advertisers alike, across Long Island.”

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Here’s where we started in the summer of 2015:

The new space was made possible with the help of sublandlord Fishbat, a marketing firm that occupies the west side of the building, and suite mates FindMeOnline Media.

FMO is a full-service digital marketing company that focuses on driving new revenue to business owners, locally and nationally.

They started in Center Moriches before moving to Patchogue Sept. 1.

“Being in the heart of Patchogue is a dream come true, especially opening a business right on Main Street and being part of a thriving community,” said FMO co-owner Jamie Alfalla, speaking for her team. “The hope is that this move will help us drive more business to Patchogue and beyond.”

Greater Long Island was previously headquartered at 58 Waverly Avenue in Patchogue, a 300-square-foot, freestanding office building.

“It’s because of the steady support from our advertisers and this amazing team of journalists and salespeople we have that we were able to more than triple the size of our space,” said Greater Long Island’s content manager, Nicholas Esposito of Centereach.

“And now we got PlayStation 4 and an amazing view of Patchogue.”

from November 2015:

Prior internal news from Greater LI: