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P.F. Chang's to Open in November

The Chinese-American bistro sets an opening date for its Smith Haven Mall location.

P.F. Chang's is slated to open Nov. 4, 2013 at the Smith Haven Mall in lake Grove. Patch file photo.
P.F. Chang's is slated to open Nov. 4, 2013 at the Smith Haven Mall in lake Grove. Patch file photo.
P.F. Chang's is slated to open Nov. 4 at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.

The Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously last November to approve variances for the construction of the restaurant, next door to The Cheesecake Factory. Part of the agreement, was that P.F. Chang's would not install its trademark 11-foot-tall terra-cotta horses on either side of its doorway. According to the bistro, the horses symbolize the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. The statues would have been mounted on 3-foot, 8-inch tall bases, standing nearly 15 feet tall over entering customers. 

The statues would have prevented the mall from getting free-standing signs in the future,  Michael Colamusi, sign consultant hired by P.F. Chang’s said.

The Lake Grove site will be P.F. Chang's second Long Island location. The other is at The Source Mall in Westbury.

Are you looking forward to P.F. Chang's coming to town? Tell us in the comments below.

The Blues Box Mission Band and R&B Revue October 06, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I can wait. Being a Celiac, the only way to get GF Chinese food was to travel to the Westbury PF Changs. Now it's just 15 minutes away! I love Chinese food and most of the local Chinese Restaurants won't acomodate Gluten FreeDiets. I even have cards in many different languages, especially Chinese and they refuse to even consider my dietery needs. I love the GF Chinese food at PF Changs! It is always fresh, always delicious and very consistent. The lettuce wraps are to die for and there Changs Chicken and Chicken Dali is excellent. They also have a GF Choclate Bomb thats I usually order one to take home! Can't wait for the Grand Opening! Hope they invite me or let me know when it will be. Feel free to put me on the PF Chang's mailing list! I am a retired 4 start chef and I know good food when I get it! Joseph

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