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Weather doesn't stop Port Jeff pizzeria

Spectators check out the flooding on Main Street

Spectators check out the flooding on Main Street in Port Jefferson at high tide during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012) Credit: Heather Walsh

In downtown Port Jefferson Wednesday afternoon, Juan "Diego" Morales wasn't sweating the nor'easter that was already pounding the area with whipping winds and rain.

When superstorm Sandy hit last week, the pizza shop where he works as a manager -- "It's All Greek To Me" -- didn't flood, despite its precarious location on Main Street, where a bank and some other businesses flooded.

"See that drain right there," he said, pointing to a storm drain on the street. "The water got up to there, but it all went down the drain."

Kyle Breunig, a worker at the shop, said when Sandy hit they lost power for two days, but never closed.

"We were still making pizza by candlelight," said Breunig, 22, of Port Jefferson. "The pizza business — it doesn't stop."
For Wednesday night, Morales said there were no plans to shut the doors earlier than the normal 10:30 p.m. closing time, though business was super slow.

"It depends what the big boss says," said Morales, 31, of Brentwood, who added that he had no qualms about driving home in the storm later tonight.

"Sandy was the main one," Morales said. "This is like nothing."

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