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Greenport's Portly Grape Inn and Restaurant Shuts Its Doors

After only a year and a half, the Portly Grape in Greenport closes, according to the Long Island Wine Press.

After extensive renovation and a year and a half in business, the in Greenport has closed and the property is for sale, according to a report in the Long Island Wine Press.

The Wine Press said that the restaurant's owners, Denise Burke and Michael Liegey Sr., were evicted on Monday because they did not pay their rent and that potential tenants have already shown interest in the building, which was formerly home to the Shady Lady restaurant.

recently took a drive to Greenport to visit the WineBar — the hybrid wine bar and tasting room that opened inside the Portly Grape on June 30 — and gave the place a stellar review.

Read the full article on the Long Island Wine Press here.

Erin Schultz November 07, 2011 at 10:53 PM
Claudia Karabaic Sargent said on Facebook: "So sorry to hear this. We were looking forward to trying them next year when we come back to Greenport. It's such a lovely building, and they just got a good review for the restaurant."
Tree Dilworth November 22, 2011 at 08:44 PM
When I went there, I saw 2 legal eviction notices posted on the door. I contacted the owner, Denise Burke, and she told me they were not evicted, but moved out due to a financial disagreement.
Dawn Balvin November 29, 2011 at 01:28 AM
I cannot tell you how devastated I was to hear the terrible new on the Portly Grape closing! We spent a lovely 3 days out there and found the Inn to be most decadent in the rooms, we toured them all, and couldn't wait to go back this summer. How sad, we had found "our" place, and the building was historic too. Just lovely!

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