While originally set for a mid August opening, the sign at the soon-to-be Kelli's Grille in Nesconset has just made its way to the building's facade. A message on the eatery's Facebook page said it should be open by mid September.
A construction worker at the scene back in said the expected opening date was within 30 days. The store has not yet opened, but signs for hours of operation and specials adorning the windows are indicating the opening date is not far away.
Calls to the owner were not returned by time of publication.
An employee at the Selden location of Kelli's said while there are two owners of the flagship restaurant that only one is sole owner and operator of the Nesconset restaurant.
Kelli's is taking over the former home to located at 235 Smithtown Boulevard.
Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.