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Bohlsens: They like their banks

Teller's Chophouse occupies 605 Main St., formerly a

Teller's Chophouse occupies 605 Main St., formerly a bank, in Islip. (Aug. 4, 2009) Credit: Michael Nagle

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

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