216 Main Street Greenport, NY 11944 | 631.813.1777
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It all started in 1986 when Richard Hanna walked into a restaurant from around the corner. As he was about to go up to the counter and order something to eat, he noticed a guitar which he then picked up and started playing. Frank reacted by grabbing another guitar and played along. From that moment they were inseprable - playing music and jamming together. Frank realized that he and Richard, who at that time was majoring in music at Five Towns had a deep rooted connection to music. After visiting with Richard at his home, where he had a music studio in his basement, he knew they would be lifelong friends and partners.
What started out as a Saturday night jamming session between friends over twenty years ago has finally taken on its own as Greenport's first Jazz Club.
When Frank Purita opened his first restaurant over 30 years ago he was certain of two things - his passion for delicious locally sourced food and music. When Mr. Purita met Lou Messana he found a kindred spirit that quickly blossomed into a creative friendship.