03/16/17 12:32pm

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A proposed deal to sell Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport has fallen through and the owners of the iconic eatery will return for another season when opening day kicks off on April 6.

“At this point, many people know we had listed Claudio’s for sale for the first time ever and have been actively engaged with an interested group for the last year or so,” said co-owner Bill Claudio in a statement. “Those discussions did not end successfully and our family has turned now to getting up and running for a fabulous 2017 season.” (more…)

09/16/13 3:32pm
Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Bill Claudio will be the Grand Marshal at the opening day parade of the 2013 Martime Festival in Greenport.

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Bill Claudio will be the Grand Marshal at the opening day parade of the 2013 Martime Festival in Greenport.

Bill Claudio remembers receiving a phone call from his brother-in-law one spring day in 1989, asking if he’d have any interest in partnering to purchase their family’s restaurant in Greenport.

Mr. Claudio says he didn’t have to think much before giving his initial answer.

“I told him, ‘No I don’t [have any interest],’” he recalled in a recent interview.

Today, he’s glad he changed his mind. (more…)