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'Mulberry Street' Opens as Butera's Closes Sunrise Highway Location

Upscale pizzeria takes space of longtime area eatery

Mulberry Street of Seaford Photo: Edward Robinson
Mulberry Street of Seaford Photo: Edward Robinson
Mulberry Street of Seaford  has opened its doors at the former location of Butera's Restaurant, which is ending its long run in the Massapequa-Seaford area.

"We have a full pizza menu and a full dining room menu," said Mulberry Street owner Chris Paloubis. "We do delivery service and pickup service and the restaurant is more like a fine dining experience, we're excited."

"I think that our menu is deep and offers a lot of variety," Paloubis says, adding  that in addition to pizza they offer seafood, salad, chicken steak and pasta dishes.  

Paloubis is no stranger to the restaurant business, and owns another location in Babylon with his brother. They will offer delivery in a heated truck in the Wantagh, Seaford and Massapequa areas.

Mulberry street began operations after Butera's announced this week  they're cutting ties with the location at 3930 Sunrise Highway in Seaford.

"As a valued patron, we thought you should know that the Seaford location is no longer owned or operated under the Butera brand name," owners of the restaurant chain posted on their website.

"The Seaford location was operating under license as Butera’s Restaurant. As such, we were not able to fully oversee operations as thoroughly as our other family owned and operated restaurants."

Butera's also has locations in Woodbury, Smithtown and Sayville. They operated a branch on Merrick Road in Massapequa Park, which moved to the Sunrise Highway location in 2008.

The restaurant chain said they will honor all gift cards and gift certificates issued in Seaford under the Butera's name at their other locations. 

A representative of the restaurant did not immediately return a call for comment.
mailstuff2me January 29, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Really, another pizza place? Italian specialties? is that all Long Island chefs have to offer or the town demands. Boring, blah and beyond disapapointing.


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