Two new archways expected for Main

Promenade to the Arts coming soon

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The Promenade to the Arts archway will be installed at the beginning of the Roe Walkway situated between Toast Coffeehouse and Stanley’s Furniture on Main Street, sometime in the spring of 2023, said Marian Russo, executive director of the Village of Patchogue Community Development Agency, who applied for the grant.

The Village of Patchogue was awarded a Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant funding earlier this year and the CDA will match the grant to complete a new archway. During last month’s Patchogue Village board of trustee’s meeting, the board officially approved for the proposal from Spirit Ironworks to fabricate the archway in the sum of $27,528.

The Roe Walkway received funding to install the original archway in 2016, and extension work with pavers and lighting the following year in 2017. The walkway itself was renovated in 2008. A Suffolk County grant and CDA funds allowed for a complete $200,000 revamp of the alley to ensure safety. The arch was a beautification addition.

Rachel and Tim Miller, from Spirit Ironworks in Bayport, known for their elaborate metal designs including the Bellport Village sailboat sculpture and the Staudinger Walkway arch on Main Street in Patchogue, will once again be tasked to fabricate the arch.

“It will be colorful and different, and about the same height,” Russo said earlier this year. “It’s going to be gorgeous and beautiful. We are so excited about it.”

The Roe Walkway second-part arch will launch a series of archways to be created in the downtown, Russo explained, in addition to the original Staudinger arch farther west on Main Street. Additional future locations include the walkways for the Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts, possibly the post office and laundromat, and the Bank of America, depending on Tritec’s participation.

As of now, Russo is in the process of applying for another round of Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant funding for the archway between the Patchogue Theatre and PeraBell. That archway is expected to be installed sometime in 2024.

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