Cases Place to Open in Former Galley Ho

New Suffolk, NY, March 3, 2016. The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund (NSWF) is pleased to announce the choice of Ken and Maryann Birmingham, longtime North Fork residents and highly qualified food service professionals, as the operators of the newly rebuilt Galley Ho café which will be named Case’s Place.

Pat McIntyre, Chair of the NSWF, said, “We are confident that the Birminghams will create the food establishment that we have long envisioned for the Galley Ho. After an extensive search process, Ken and Maryann stood out for their willingness to work with the NSWF to incorporate the business into the community.”

Ken and Maryann bring their substantial food service experience to Case’s Place. Ken has been a chef for over 30 years in addition to being a master butcher. Maryann also has decades of food service experience. She is a caterer, known locally for the annual picnic provided by Robins Island following the New Suffolk Fourth of July parade. In addition, Maryann has been on the staff of Cornell Extension teaching canning and food safety classes. The Birminghams are looking forward to offering classes in their fields of expertise at the Galley Ho in the future.

Open for lunch and dinner, Case’s Place will emphasize local seafood and produce at reasonable prices in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. Maryann plans to incorporate many of the Case family classic recipes into the menu.

The Birminghams’ plan for Case’s Place perfectly complements one piece of the NSWF mission: “to support commercial activities on the site that enhance community life.” Their proposal demonstrates a clear understanding of the blend of public space and private business that defines the uniqueness of the New Suffolk Waterfront. The rental income from the Galley Ho will help maintain the entire 2½ acres and ensure that the Waterfront remains an open space forever.

The NSWF looks forward to celebrating the launch of Case’s Place at the Galley Ho in May of 2016. A grand opening date will be announced sometime in the spring.

For additional information, please contact:
Pat McIntyre, New Suffolk Waterfront Fund;