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Maryann and Ken Birmingham of Mattituck have signed a lease this week to take over the Galley Ho restaurant on the New Suffolk waterfront. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A new café serving fresh seafood sandwiches, chowders, fish tacos and more will soon open along the picturesque New Suffolk Waterfront.

In May, Maryann Birmingham, née Case, plan to open Case’s Place at the former Galley Ho property with her husband, Ken. The café’s name is a nod to Ms. Birmingham’s ancestral roots.

The Birminghams, who live in Mattituck and are the former owners of the Riverhead Beef butcher shop, signed a lease to operate the restaurant with the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund Monday. Mr. Birmingham has decades of professional experience in the kitchen and Ms. Birmingham is retiring this week from her position as a nutrition coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension.

“I always said I have one more business in me,” Ms. Birmingham said shortly after signing the lease. “I still feel enthusiastic and energetic enough to fulfill a dream that we both have. How opportune to have a restaurant in that location and to be able to honor your roots with old family recipes?”

You can read the full report on The Suffolk Times’ website.