Greenport’s cozy Basso is moving from its Stirling Square location.
Started in 2015 by brothers Paul and Nick DeCillis, Basso quickly grew into a popular North Fork wine bar. Along with a carefully chosen wine list, Basso serves Italian cicchetti – traditional cold appetizers with imported cured meats and cheeses. Also on the menu are a variety of bruschetta and other specialty dishes. Basso is located in a rented space in the Stirling Square complex at the corner of Main Street and Bay Avenue.
But, with Basso’s lease set to expire soon, the wine bar is seeking a new home. The DeCillis brothers are currently working on securing a new Greenport – or North Fork – location.
Stirling Square owner Brent Pelton said this week he is still finalizing plans for a new use of the Basso space. Mr. Pelton opened American Beech Hotel and Restaurant, with co-owner Alex Vinash, after purchasing the Square in 2014. Initially a five-room hotel, American Beech has expanded to eleven rooms. And last year, a boutique and reception area were created in a former yoga studio space in the Square.
And in addition to Basso leaving, there may be other changes in Stirling Square. Matt Michel – owner of 1943 Pizza and Brix and Rye – recently purchased the Emilio’s property a few hundred yards north on Main Street. The purchase fueled speculation that Michel will relocate his businesses from the Square. Michel also owns Rolling in Dough food truck which has served wood-fire pies for a decade. https://northforkandknife.com/emilios-restaurant-sells-to-owner-of-1943-pizza/