If you have a hankering for steak with bloomin’ onions, you may have to drive a little farther.
The Outback Steakhouse restaurant at 839 New York Ave., Huntington, closed its doors Sunday after operating on the site for more than 20 years.
On Wednesday, workers were busy chucking chairs, tables and other pieces of the decor into a large Outback truck. A sign on the door announced that the restaurant had closed, thanked its customers and invited them to try its restaurant at the Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack. A sign bearing the restaurant’s name had been removed from one side of the building, though remained on the other and on the entrance to the parking lot.
The empty restaurant is adjacent to a Sterling Bank, formerly an Astoria Bank branch. In recent months, a large section of the parking lot fronting both the restaurant and bank has been undergoing lot and is closed off.
Meantime, a new deli has taken the place of a former Subway restaurant. Five Boroughs Deli has moved into 1054 E Jericho Tpke., Huntington, after the Subway restaurant closed a few months ago. The Subway chain plans to close 500 of restaurants this year as customers shift to other kinds of meals.