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Love Lane Market Owner: 'We Plan to Reopen as Soon as Possible'

Mike Avella says repairs to damaged compressors after Hurricane Sandy will take a while to complete.

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.

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