HUNTINGTON, New York, October 9
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
After 7 years of gracing Clinton Avenue just off of Main Street in Huntington village, Mary Carroll’s pub and beer garden is looking to expand.
Found in the same building as Rosa’s Pizza, Mary Carroll’s currently occupies 1,335-square-feet of space on the first floor; with an additional 1,130-square feet of space making up its second floor.
The remaining 1,814.9-square-feet on the second floor has previously been used as office and storage space; but under new plans for renovation the pub would utilize the space for an additional bar and longue area.
With the renovations, the total 2,944.9-square-feet on the second floor would house a 14-seat bar, eight-table longue area, pair of bathrooms, storage space and more.
Owner of the Mary Carroll’s name – there is also an original, Babylon location – Conor Hartnett submitted an application to the Huntington Planning Board for the proposed renovations earlier this year. However, with the changes requiring what would be an additional 344 spaces for parking, the Planning Board staff has asked to have the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) take over as lead agency so that a parking variance, under §198-44 (C) of the town code, can be approved. The Planning Board approved the request on Oct. 1 and it is now up to the ZBA to review the application.
Directly adjacent from the currently-under-construction Gerard St. municipal lot, if the ZBA approves the parking variance, Mary Carroll’s would utilize the lot – along with other parking spaces within 300 feet of the building – “to satisfy all or part of the [parking] requirements as a special exception” when making the renovations.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, October 9, 2014; A7)