Yes, there will be milk for dipping.
Maulik Patel and his three brothers-in-law Neil, Sagar and Semal Patel are gearing up to open Patchogue Village’s first cookie joint at 18 East Main Street at the former Sensationally Sweet candy shop.
Duchess Cookies is a chain of cookie shops known as the “home of the designer cookie,” with the nearest locations in Oceanside and New York City. Their cookies have been featured on Food Network, QVC and on multiple national news outlets.
Cookies include a classic chocolate chip stuffed with rainbow cookies or infused with red velvet. They also have specials, including Cookie Monster cookie, chocolate chip cookie, funfetti cookie and galaxy cookie. All cookies are priced at $4.50 and will also be sold by the dozen as well as options for catering. The shop will also sell refreshments including milk.
“Our business is about trying to create an experience with the cookie,” Maulik said, teasing the soft-baked goodness with memories from childhood. “We transform a traditional cookie with the best ingredients.”
The Patels went before the Patchogue Village planning board on Tuesday, April 27, seeking permission to open the store with approval from the Architectural Advisory Board for 44-by-119-inch wall sign on the north elevation. The brothers have a background in ownership with the SoBol franchise and are based out of Bethpage.
“I am just a huge fan of cookies. I have a really bad sweet tooth,” added Maulik, who will be the face of the shop. “We wanted to bring it to the Village of Patchogue for the vibe and crowd. Patchogue has transformed tremendously, and we wanted to be a part of that.”
The storefront, Maulik added, will reflect an English aesthetic with greenery and murals worthy of social media pictures. They hope to open by the second week of May.