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Smokin' Al's Closes Sister Store

Barbecue restaurant closes Bay Shore location claiming legal issues. Massapequa Park store remains open.

Smokin Al's Famous BBQ Joint is suddenly down to one location.

The popular restaurant has shut down their Bay Shore store. 

"We cannot legally operate out of this location any longer," Smokin' Al's owner Al Horowitz said in a statement on the restaurant's website. The Massapequa Park branch will remain open.

Horowitz said the business "is just too small," to run any longer.  He was reportedly told he has to redo his entire sewage system, according to Newsday (paid site.) 

Smokin' Al's is looking for a new location in Suffolk County, Horowitz said. In the meantime, They're continuing to offer delivery service in Suffolk County from their catering menu to locations including the Fire Island Ferries.

Horowitz did not immediately return a call for comment.

Robert Deacon February 26, 2013 at 01:35 PM
To bad... We love Al's BBQ. We hope he finds a suitable spot for his world famous ribs.... Robert Deacon www.vangocleaning.com
Anthony Biondo February 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM
WOW! I am shocked and sad. This was my favorite eatery for BBQ. Been coming here for 6 years. The best of the best in all of New York. I hope he finds another location and fast. I live off exit 63 on the LIE and Massapequa is just too far of a trek. best of luck Al! Anthony Biondo Farmingville, NY.

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