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Cafe Mojo To Close

West Islip eatery to shutter after nine years of business.

Cafe Mojo will close its doors Thursday after nine years of business, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page.

The quirky cafe on Higbie Lane--which billed itself as "A little touch of Soho in West Islip"--regularly hosted weekly events such as Psychic Night and Drag Bingo.

According to Jacqueline Hartman, who co-owns Cafe Mojo with her husband Marc, the eatery and bar will be taken over by a "local couple" and will be known as The Lions Den. The current staff will remain, as will the menu.

Patrons are invited to visit on Thursday to bid Cafe Mojo farewell and share their memories.

Though the restuarant is closing, it is not the last time locals will see the Hartmans.

"Marc, me and the kids will be customers at the new place so we will be seeing most of you on any given night," wrote Jacqueline.

Were you a regular at Cafe Mojo? Will you miss it? Tell us in the comments.

Mark October 04, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Sorry to here that...we enjoyed over the years. Best of luck Jacqueline & Marc ! I'm happy to here is will stay open under a new name...
amy brower October 04, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Oh I'm so upset. I love mojos. My kids r going to be upset too:(
Ed Ryan October 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Good Luck to Mark, Jackie and the new owners, I have too many fond memories of the: South Bay Inn, PJ RYAN'S, Cameron's, Trott Inn ,Prospect Place and MoJo to share. I look forward to more great times with the new owners _o__ and N__m_
Patty Vorilas October 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Best of luck to both couples. Was a great place and Im sure will be a great place to hang out.
Chris Hillier October 04, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Thanks to both of you I am proud to call you friends, what a great time we always had at MOJO'S i ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT TO THE WEST ISLIP HOOPS CLUB LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BOTH ON OCT 20 AT THE BIG SHOT CONCERT!!! Best of luck to the new owners!!!!

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