Newsday’s Emily Ngo reports on Long Island Now that “The company behind Tellers Chophouse in Islip is eyeing a Farmingdale property that formerly housed a Chase bank branch as the site of its next bank-themed eatery.”
The Bohlsen Restaurant Group owns four restaurants not located in banks, but Tellers is in a magnificent old building that once housed the First National Bank of Islip. The group’s next venture, Monsoon in Babylon, is slated to open in early 2012, in a grand old Bank of New York.
The Farmingdale site in question, at 170 Conklin St., is of quite a different ilk. It’s a classic, low-slung midcentury modern suburban branch, very similar to this year’s winner of the best-restaurant-in-an-old-bank award, the Riverhead Project in a former Chase bank branch in Riverhead.
Tellers in Islip