Category | Local Business

Flanders Heating & Air: A Family Business in a Changing World

Posted on 10 March 2015

Doug Matz, President and Owner of Flanders Heating and Air Conditioning, is a third generation heating guy. His grandfather started a heating and air conditioning business in 1948, and passed it down to his father. Mr. Matz worked for the family business for a while before it was sold. Then, after a few years working for someone else, he decided it was time to bring it back to the family.

Almond Expands Into Tribeca

Posted on 25 February 2015

Chef Jason Weiner now has another Almond to love, which brings the count up to four if one considers his lovely wife – namesake to the now three Almond restaurants owned by Mr. Weiner and partner, Eric Lemonides – as the brand-new Tribeca location had its official opening last Wednesday night.

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Two Luxury Condo Projects Get Ready to Open Their Doors

Posted on 16 February 2015

This spring, not one, but two Sag Harbor condominium projects will be completed and ready to welcome their first tenants. Together, Watchcase, the luxury condominium complex in the former Bulova Watchcase Factory on Division Street, and Harbor’s Edge, a condo development on West Water Street on the site of a former restaurant and night club, will add 78 apartments to the village’s residential stock. While its not a huge number of units in the scheme of things, the development of these two complexes, which will be purchased primarily as summer or weekend homes, says a great deal, not only about the financial security of those who will soon take up residence in Sag Harbor for at least part of the year, but also changing demographics on a national level.

Sag Harbor School District Is Prime for Real Estate

Posted on 16 February 2015

First known for whale oil, then watches, Sag Harbor is again being recognized, this time for its schools. The East End real estate market has seen an influx of buyers and renters with one primary request: living in the Sag Harbor School District.

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Propping Up Sag Harbor’s Historic Buildings

Posted on 16 February 2015

Even a blind man can see that the Sag Harbor Village Historic District is undergoing major changes.

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Hamptons Wellness Week Takes Over the Month of January

Posted on 08 January 2015

Kiley DeMarco and Anastasia Gavalas came from totally different perspectives when they met a couple summers back at an event at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. Ms. DeMarco was behind the web site, where she writes about wellness on the East End. Ms. Gavalas was an author and busy mother of five.
“We just hit it off,” said Ms. DeMarco, “and started brainstorming ideas of working together.”
Ms. Gavalas’s book, “Wing It”, is about staying sane in the madness of parenthood. She also started the Wing It foundation, which helps fund global and local education initiatives. The women were supportive of one another’s work, and wanted to figure out a way that they could bring the backgrounds of wellness and family together to create a healthier community.
“We like different things,” said Ms. Gavalas. “How we relax, fitness, eating. We have different lifestyles but we both want balance.”
They were both tired of spending lots of money trying to find a wellness regime that worked, often without success. They thought about how in the winter, there are so many wellness businesses struggling to stay on people’s radar.
“We wanted to find a way,” said Ms. DeMarco, “to allow locals to try fitness classes for free or for less to empower themselves to be healthier.”
That’s how Hamptons Wellness Week was born.

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Sag Harbor’s Wharf Shop Gears Up for the Holiday Season

Posted on 18 December 2014

Nada Barry and Gwen Waddington, the mother and daughter team behind The Wharf Shop in Sag Harbor, have a holiday tradition of their own: manning their toy store until the last gift of Christmas is purchased on Christmas Eve. But these ladies start gearing up for the holiday months in advance.

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Christmas Trees: Man Sewn Vs. Home Grown

Posted on 10 December 2014

The debate between choosing an artificial or live, cut Christmas tree has always been a win-lose one.

Natural Luxury at LURKShop

Posted on 03 December 2014

By Emily J. Weitz Natural luxury: that’s what LURKshop is all about. When founder Anne Nelson Sanford started working with perfumes, she wanted to maintain the integrity of her organic, naturally sourced products without compromising the idea that a perfume should be sophisticated. Ms. Nelson Sanford’s resulting perfumes are an example of how sophistication does [...]

Wine Stores Celebrate Beaujolais Day as Holidays Kick Off

Posted on 24 November 2014

By Gianna Volpe; photo by Michael Heller ‘Beaujolais Day’ is the annual release of the most popular of those young, French wines sold in the same year they are harvested. Though traditionally this holiday usually coincides with the American Thanksgiving celebration as it falls on the third Thursday of every November, this year Turkey Day [...]