A group of Patchogue Village businesses that serve alcohol have formed a committee to discuss issues on how to help and maintain good community and business practices in regards to the Village's nightlife and restaurant scene, local publicist Rick Eberle has told Patch.
The committee, which was just formed and currently consists of four members–Perabell, Bobbique, Public House and The Emporium–will meet on the first Monday of each month. The meetings will be open to owners/management of Village businesses. They are not open to the general public, but Eberle said Village officials, police, public safety and the chamber of commerce president are welcome to attend.
The committee has been formed in the wake of concerns over intoxicated people causing trouble late at night in the Village. Local officials and police have already outlined steps, including an increased police presence, being taken to combat the problem.
The Emporium, Public House and Bobbique are all open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, when most of the trouble has been reported. Perabell closes at 11 p.m. on those nights.
The committee will meet as follows:
Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. - Perabell
March 4 at 9 p.m. - Bobbique
April 1 at 9 p.m. - Public House
May 6 at 9 p.m. - The Emporium
Possible topics to be discussed:
• Lack of taxi service on the weekends on Main Street- Increase
taxi service 1am-4am in Village (we will reach out to taxi companies)
• Looking at ways to increase security presence on Main Street
• Cleaning program for Main Street and address the concerns of
protecting the storefronts
• Parking solutions
All attendees should come prepared with topics and issues they would like to address.