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Sayville Restaurant Quietly Closes Down

Fusion 84 on Main Street is reportedly the latest eatery not able to succeed in the location.

Fusion 84, a Sayville restaurant that opened its doors in October, 2011, has apparently closed down for business, making it the last in a growing number of eateries that haven't been able to succeed at the West Main Street location.

The restaurant, which boasted a menu featuring influences from European, Asian and Mexican cuisine, moved in after the previous restaurant Bullfish shuttered its doors in July, 2011 after just nine months in business.

Prior to Bullfish the restaurant had been Armadillo Grill, which opened in September 2009 and closed in July, 2010. Prior to that it Taste, a restaurant that opened in Feb. 2008 and closed just about a year later.

A call to the Fusion 84 by Patch was not returned last week when it appeared that the eatery was not open during typical dinner service hours.

Eliza Kay January 20, 2013 at 04:49 AM
tell us how you really feel jenny
Andrea Gallo DiLoreto January 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I wonder why no restaurant does well in that building? Let's just hope the property isn't turned into yet another bank.... I would like to see it open as a mom and pop coffee shop one day,or really go for wishful thinking and have an iHop or a White Castle! ;)
paintsflowers January 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I miss Georges Restaurant.
Steve January 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Perhaps a bagel shop/deli ?
Monique H January 20, 2013 at 02:32 PM
What a shame. We had my daughter's bridal shower there this past May. It was lovely.
Susan Reilly Wood January 20, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I don't know what the problem is with the location. I don't know if it is the economy or that the owners don't have enough money to keep the place going while they try to establish themselves. Going back many years the "Fisherman"s Net" and "Georges" did very well there. What I don't understand is why the "new" owners always put so much money into changing the place. That building has had so many updates over the last few years it is ridiculous. Each place has only been there about a year. The building has to be in pretty good shape. Anyone going in to open a restaurant should be able to just move right in.
Amanda Johnson January 20, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Love the idea of a small coffee shoppe. Nothing fancy, just a place to hang out. Maybe a small book store attached.
Hel's Vu January 20, 2013 at 06:06 PM
The obvious problem was not the location. It was poor management and mediocre food. Just serve good food and they will come. All these so call images mean nothing if the food and service stink. Another fast food dump? - really- better it stays empty.
H. Marx January 20, 2013 at 06:38 PM
We're in a recession. Open a new restaurant, you're hoping to take away business from already established places. La Tavola has Prix Fixe, so did Le Soir. Cafe Joelle always does specials. Do a buffet, karaoke night, psychic night, anything to get people in on a weekday. I don't know who is going to drop $40+ before drinks on a weekday. Restaurant owners are very strange when it comes to advertising ( I used to call on them for The NYT), most simply won't do it. When I saw these guys on the cover of the small Yellow Pages that arrived, I couldn't help but wonder. Why not Restaurant Week instead?
Kevin C January 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM
With high property taxes ,energy, and insurance costs a mom and pop shop is not going to happen....Imaging how many dinners would be needed to pay $20,000 a year in taxes. Or how many cups of coffee (27 cups 365 days a year) just to cover those two bills business must cover. More corporate big box store's are mostly what we have in store for us. Starbucks, Mcdonalds , Applebees etc etc...its to bad.
KC - Sayville January 21, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Personally it had no appeal in the design department (none of the previous restaurants either). Take a look at successfull new restaurants - the are all about the new urban look. Maybe this is my chance to try a wine bar lounge.....hmmmm
Hel's Vu January 21, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Wine bar lounge sounds nice and it is different/ but remember no matter what is opened if the service is lacking and the food is not great it does not matter what the style is or the concept - you run into the same problem.
Donna Arlotta January 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM
I think maybe it is haunted. Let's just hope what ever does come will be charming, quaint and reasonable. Our town is loosing its charm. :(
KC - Sayville January 22, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Maybe BluePoint Brewery should open up a satellite in Sayville?
Denise Karl January 24, 2013 at 05:14 PM
I heard a rumor that Lilly Flannagan's may open there.
KC - Sayville January 24, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Ooh that wouldn't be a good idea....young and drunk we don't need.
confectioner January 24, 2013 at 06:13 PM
I have come to the conclusion that rents are simply too high, it alters the whole business model. There just isn't enough money in circulation- discretionary income during a bad economic time. The owners are just working to pay the rent.
Mary Bailey January 24, 2013 at 10:15 PM
I would love a really good breakfast/lunch place! Fun French toast, fruit filled pancakes, yummy omelets! And big different sandwiches. Like Maureen's in Smithtown!
DENIS January 26, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Yeah. An Ihop or White Castle. In Sayville. Where will we put the trailer park? Amazing.

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