Over a month after Hurricane Sandy caused serious damage to custom-built refrigeration compressors at the Love Lane Market, temporarily closing the doors of the Mattituck shop, owner Mike Avella sent Patch a statement on Monday, saying that he is plans to reopen as soon as possible.
"Power surges in the area caused short-circuiting of the internal windings of all five of our compressors, and they will need to be replaced," Avella said. "Unfortunately these are not off-the-shelf items, but we plan to reopen as soon as possible my dedication to this business is evident — no one wants to see the Market reopen more than I do."
Avella started out on Love Lane in 2007 when he opened the Love Lane Kitchen, which is currently being run by restaurateur Carolyn Iannone. Love Lane Market is a specialty food and gourmet grocer that opened in 2011.