Waiting for Espresso Renovation in Sag Harbor

Posted on 14 May 2014

Sag Harbor residents who are waiting for the Paul DelFavro’s Harbor Market and Kitchen to open at the site of the former Espresso’s Market will have to wait a bit longer.

On Thursday, Douglas Moyer, the architect for the project, appeared before the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board to discuss the planned renovation of the storefront portion of the property at the corner of Henry and Division Streets.

Mr. Moyer told the board due to a delay in the closing on the property, he did not expect renovation work to be completed this summer but that he wanted to gain the board’s feedback on the proposed design of the building.

“The place in bad shape,” he told the board, adding that the roof leaked badly during a recent rainstorm. “It’s going to essentially gutted.”

The plans call for the replacement and additions of windows on both Henry and Division streets, striped awnings, and a new wooden barn-style door in place of an existing garage door on Henry Street.

Although Mr. Moyer said he planned to use white siding made of a composite material, Cee Scott Brown, the board’s chairman, suggested the use of wood clapboard instead.

“It would be really nice if you cleaned up the outside,” he said. “This is the opportunity to kind of do that. I understand there is some cost involved.”

The board also asked that a dumpster on the Henry Street side of the property be well screened. Mr. Moyer said a fence would be rebuilt and that propane gas tanks would be removed and the building connected to the gas lines on the street.

“This is the moment to make nice with the neighbors anyway you can,” said Mr. Brown.

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