It's a bittersweet week for the West Islip community, as residents simultaneously welcomed Blink Fitness while wishing farewell to Cafe Mojo.
Blink officially opened their doors to West Islip customers with a Grand Opening reception Friday. The 15,000-square-foot facility in South Bay Commons offers 150 pieces of strength and cardio equipment, as well as free weights. Monthly memberships are low, ranging from $15 to $20.
The Equinox-owned chain has already begun establishing roots in the community by recently joining the West Islip Chamber of Commerce.
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The news of Cafe Mojo's closing came as a surprise to many, as the unique spot was a favorite among locals for almost a decade.
According to co-owner Jacqueline Hartman, the cafe will reopen under new ownership and will be known as The Lions Den.
"We will miss everyone," Hartman told Patch. For more on Mojo's closing, click here.
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