It was quick.
Just months after construction began and prominent “Coming” signs on Route 25A at Rocky Point, the Hamlet’s new Tropical Smoothie Café opened this weekend.
And judging by the large crowd inside the store on Saturday, the community was pretty thirsty for his arrival.
There are now over 20 Tropical Smoothie Café locations across Long Island, with more expected in Shirley and Bayside. The one at Rocky Point is the first for new franchisee Christopher Bonanno.
Working behind the counter on Saturday, Bonanno described the opening as a “busy and crazy” affair.
Cars got into the car, as young adults rushed inside to order flatbreads, quesadillas, wraps, salads, sandwiches – and bejesus smoothies.
Employees rushed between the fruit and blender stations, stirring Acai Berry Boosts, Sunrise Sunsets, Island Greens, and a host of other fruit and veg-filled smoothie titles.
Some of the more recent food offerings available chain-wide for Rocky Point boutique customers include Grilled Smoked and Avocado cheeses. There’s also the new beach club, Thai chicken, and super green Caesar salads.
Bonanno said the establishment is “a change of pace” not only for him, but for the community where he expects it to be a success.
“We are happy to be at Rocky Point to serve the community,” he said.