It’s your chance to see what he’s done with the place.
Matt La Piana — the new owner and kick-ass contractor who has the iconic Thornhill’s building in Sayville looking brand spanking new — will host an art gallery inside the renovated space on Nov. 16, from 6-9 p.m.
La Piana’s “Light the Night Pink” event will feature local artists, an open bar, snacks and a first-ever lighting of the refurbished iconic neon Thornhill’s sign. Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting Stony Brook Medicine’s Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center.
La Piana, 45, said that special attention will be paid to artists who have been affected by breast cancer. He is extending an open call to Long Island and New York City artists for the one-night exhibit.
Deadline for entries is Sunday, Nov. 3. The participating artists must be able to transport and pick up unsold artwork independently.
La Piana, who owns Building Restoration Consultants Unlimited, bought the property at 2 Main St. earlier this year and has spent months transforming the inside of the building into what he calls “a beautiful white box.“
He and his wife, Lauri, who owns Lighthouse Court Reporting Inc., will share the office space upstairs. The La Pianas are looking to preferably rent the first floor and basement to either a boutique toy store or a vintage book store. Matt La Piana said he is also open to the idea of a temporary pop-up store occupying the first-floor space.
Whoever the tenant is, they will be stuck with the Thornhill’s sign. Matt La Piana said the Sayville favorite isn’t going anywhere.