OUR HISTORICAL TIME LINE
1964 – The building is purchased out of foreclosure, over the phone via a bank auction on Christmas Eve, by Benjamin Zygmunt, father of current owner, Gus Zygmunt, and grandfather of general manager, Ryan Zygmunt.
1965 – Gus Zygmunt institutes a simple, hearty menu of burgers, homemade soups and sandwiches at the newly rechristened Crystal Inn, creating a comfortable place for camaraderie and community among the local population of farmers and producers.
1975 – Homemade gourmet pizzas introduced, a local takeout favorite to this day.
1977 – County Route 1 opens. Pine Island Turnpike renamed Amity Road, a rural route.
1980-1993 – Menu refinements focus on rising popularity of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and in 1990 barroom and dining rooms are reversed to accommodate more seating for the increasingly popular dining experience.
2002 – Ryan Zygmunt takes the helm as general manager, bringing his passion for high quality, locally-produced ingredients to the third generation of management.
2004 – Crystal Inn becomes a gathering place for the agricultural community and a destination for foodies with gourmet, field-to-table sensibilities.
2010 – The Crystal Inn celebrates 45 years of quality, attracting and pleasing discerning palates from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and beyond.
2015 – The Crystal Inn celebrates 50 years of service, with a special evening with friends, marked by several presentations by regional elected officials.