The developers of a new rental complex in Lindenhurst are holding a ribbon-cutting event and fundraiser to benefit Long Island Cares.
Tritec Real Estate Company officially opens its new apartment community called The Wel on Thursday, Oct. 7 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. and a tasting event at 4 p.m.
The tasting event to celebrate the opening of The Wel will feature live music and food from many local restaurants, including 27a Brewing Company, Bakuto, Sand City Brewing Co., Muni’s Coffee Joint, Wa Meadwerks, Sidelines Cafe, Restoration Kitchen And Cocktails, Hermanas Kitchen And Cocktails, and Belfast Gastropub, Riptides Cocktails and Grill and Pita Bowl.
Both events take place at The Wel 75 E. Hoffman Ave. in Lindenhurst.
Tickets for the tasting event are $25 each and all proceeds will go to Long Island Cares to help fight hunger.
“We are honored to be the beneficiary of Tritec Real Estates’ grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for The Wel residential complex in Lindenhurst,” Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, said in a written statement. “Long Island Cares opened our South Shore Service Center satellite location in Lindenhurst in 2013, at the height of Superstorm Sandy when nearly 14,000 local residents were affected by food insecurity and turned to the regional food bank for assistance. Tritec has been a wonderful corporate partner. They were instrumental in helping us open our satellite location in Freeport ten years ago, and now with their support of the Lindenhurst community, we’re looking forward to celebrating a new chapter in Long Island’s ever changing housing landscape.”
The Wel brings 260 rental apartments to a former industrial site across from the Lindenhurst LIRR station. The project represents $103 million of investment and has created more than 600 construction jobs. Amenities include a pool and rooftop patio deck, a 24-hour fitness center, cozy fire pits, bike storage, a dog wash station and more.
“The Wel stands to be an important catalyst in the revitalization of Lindenhurst, and we are excited to stand alongside residents, neighbors, and local business owners to see what comes next in Lindenhurst’s next chapter,” said Tritec principal Jim Coughlan. “We are also thrilled that the proceeds of this event will go to Long Island Cares and its important mission to serve Long Island’s hungry and food insecure populations. Working with the community to give back reflects Tritec’s core values to strengthen communities together and give back in the neighborhoods where we build.”
For tickets and more information visit thewelapts.com/events/