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Business Briefs: Saunders & Associates Adds Sag Harbor Love to the Mix

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Saunders & Associates Real Estate Adds Sag Harbor’s Love to the Mix

Saunders & Associates (www.hamptonsrealestate.com.), a Hamptons-based real estate firm, announced on October 4 that Noel Love has joined the firm.

A real estate agent with nearly 20 years of experience, Love joins Saunders & Associates as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and will work out of the firm’s Southampton office.

A resident of Sag Harbor, Love comes to Saunders from Brown Harris Stevens, where he was involved in more than $50 million in real estate transactions.

Love began his professional career in the music industry at Motown Records in 1965, where he served as New York Promotion Director and sought airtime on New York radio stations for such Motown legends as The Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Stevie Wonder.

From Motown, he moved to Polydor Records and took on the role of vice president of promotion. He eventually began his own independent national promotion company, Love-Rosen Promotions, which was awarded the 1975 Independent Promotion Company of the year by Billboard magazine.

In 1993, Love moved to the Hamptons and in 1998 was recruited by the president of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons. Love has remained with that company until earlier this month.

Love, a Sag Harbor resident, lives on Noyac Bay.

The number of brokers at Saunders has now reached 96. Recent hires include entrepreneur and businessman Jon Guren, real estate developer, investor and attorney Alan Schnurman, Sandra Woodward Pullman, Krae Van Sickle, Lylla Carter, and Chris Coleman from The Corcoran Group; as well as Vincent Horcasitas who worked at Prudential Douglas Elliman.

SagTown Coffee Offers Main Street Delivery

SagTown (www.sagtowncoffee) at 78 Main Street in Sag Harbor in the Shopping Cove has started Main Street, Sag Harbor coffee delivery.

According to SagTown barista Julia Celano, the coffee company began offering the service two weeks ago. No matter now big or small (think one cup of regular Joe), SagTown will delivery the coffee to your place of business for a small $1 delivery charge.

According to Celano, the service started as a spur of the moment idea and has been a roaring success. The business even created to-go menus showcasing their beverages, from a traditional latte or espresso to speciality coffees like their salted caramel latte, chocolate peanut butter latte, Chai tea latte, caramel macchiato, and for the kids options like Ghirardelli hot chocolate, steamed milk and freshly squeezed lemonade.

For more information or to place your order, call 725-TOWN (8696).

Bridge Bancorp Announced Third Quarter Dividend

Bridge Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for The Bridgehampton National Bank (www.bridgenb.com), announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 20, 2012 to shareholders of record as of October 17, 2012.

According to a press release issued on October 3, this announcement continues a trend of uninterrupted dividends by the company.

Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank. Established in 1910, the bank has assets of approximately $1.4 billion, a primary market area in Suffolk County, and operates 21 retail branch locations, including its newest branch in Ronkonkoma.

Through the branch network and electronic delivery channels, the bank provides deposit and loan products and financial services to local businesses, consumers and municipalities. Title insurance services are offered through a subsidiary, Bridge Abstract, and investments through Bridge Investment Services.

BHS: Exclusive Representative for The Residences at Sagaponack

Brown Harris Stevens (www.bhshamptons.com) announced this week that they are proud to be the exclusive representatives of The Residences at Sagaponac, a premiere development of traditional luxury homes in Sagaponack. Pre-construction offerings, created by world-renowned architects, these designs combine traditional American architecture with advanced modern amenities and technology.

For more information, contact Ingrid Brownyard at Brown Harris Stevens Sag Harbor office at ibrownyard@bhshamptons.com or Amelia Doggwiler in the firm’s Southampton office at adoggwiler@bhshampton.com.

REVCO Lighting + Electrical Supply, Inc. Launches Clean Energy Division

REVCO Lighting + Electrical Supply (www.revcoelectric.com) has announced the launch of its Clean Energy Division. In addition to an assortment of electrical supplies and lighting, REVCO now offers the latest in energy efficient technology including solar photovoltaic systems, wind energy solutions, LED lighting and charging stations for the electric vehicle. These products are suitable for both residential and commercial application.

In May, the company installed a 50kw solar panel system at its Southampton branch in order to better educate its customers and staff on this technology and to conserve electricity. Since then, REVCO has seen a 45-percent reduction in its own utility costs. REVCO is also hosts one of the South Fork’s first electric vehicle charging stations, now open for public use at their Southampton branch.

REVCO will be celebrating the launch of this new division at a party on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7p.m. at its Southampton branch and will even offer a free charge up.

Fishers Home Furnishings Storewide Sale

Fishers Home Furnishings (fishershomefurnishings.com) on Main Street in Sag Harbor will continue its storewide sale, offering 20 to 60 percent off all stock in store through October 14 and continuing to offer 20 percent off upholstery orders through October 31.

For more information, call 725-0006.

Peconic Landing Launches Community Connection Events

Peconic Landing (www.PeconicLanding.org), located on a 144-acre campus in Greenport, last week announced it has launched its fall Community Connection series of life enrichment and cultural programs for area residents of all ages.

“Many of our programs are open to the public,” said Peconic Landing Cultural Arts Coordinator Dominic Antignano. Antignano is also curator for the Outdoor Living Gallery, a permanent selection of sculptures from world-renowned artists on display at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Gall and open daily for self guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a partner of the Maritime Heritage of the North Fork, a month long signature series event of Arts Alive Long Island, Peconic Landing will also host events including Maritime Inspired Art, a juried art show opening at Brecknock Hall on October 18 with a free reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Songs of the Sea follows at 6:30 p.m. with Frank Hendricks presenting some lesser known aspects of maritime music as he performs sea shanties and focsles.

A professional development series has also been planned at Brecknock Hall. “Time Management Make-over” will be presented on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m.

On the lighter side of classes, “Designing Silver Jewelry Using Precious Metal Clay will be offered Mondays, October 15 through October 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to register, call 477-BLUE.

“In My Mind” Adopted by Autism Society

Alex Olinkiewicz and Dr. Richard O’Connell announced this week that The Autism Society has adopted their book, “In My Mind,” based on the successful YouTube videos of the same name that has over 1,300,000 viewers, for distribution.

This summer, “In My Mind” was featured in readings at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor and Claudio’s in Greenport.

“In My Mind” chronicles Olinkiewicz, a Shelter Island native, and his experience as a person with Asperger’s.

For more information, visit www.createspace.com/3899100.

Pepalajefa Announces Fall Menu Items

Pepalajefa (pepalajefa.com), located at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor, announced last week that it will offer new fall menu items this season, featuring a hot case with warm items and daily soup, meat, pasta and side specials.

Included on the fall menu is Spanish lentil soup ($6.50), eggplant caponata and goat cheese on focaccia ($8.50), meatloaf and cornichons on a baguette ($9.75), chorizo with leeks ($12.50 per pound), Moroccan chicken legs ($12 per pound), polenta with wild mushrooms ($7.50) and figs with goat cheese and bacon ($2).

Pepalajefa is open Thursday through Tuesday till 6 p.m. For more information, call 899-4630.

Core Dynamics Offers 4 Weeks of GPT for $259

Core Dynamics, (www.coredynamicsgym.com) on Deerfield Road in Watermill announced this week that it will offer Group Performance Training (GPT), a small group training of no more than six people per group, designed to maximize the body’s fat burning ability through circuit training methods.

Group Performance Training is now offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m.

Core Dynamics offers a free week trial (up to 2 classes) of GPT for members and offers 4-weeks of GPT for $259.

Offer expires October 31. For more information, call 726-6049 or email the Core Dynamics team at info@coredynamicsgym.com




New Businesses Burst Forth

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By Emily J Weitz

In a seasonal town where the rent is ever rocketing skyward, the faces of Who’s Who on Main Street are always changing. This year, we’ve lost some old faithfuls, from Java Nation to Marty’s Barber Shop to the Sag Harbor Cleaners and Vincenzo’s Pizza, but new businesses have already set up shop, looking to create a name of their own on Main Street.

In the big yellow building at the foot of town, where many restaurants have come and gone, Matt Giuffrida has brought his Muse. After his success in Water Mill for the past five years, Giuffrida is planning on becoming a mainstay in Sag Harbor.

“I have an eleven year lease,” says Guiffrida. “I’m not going anywhere.”

Giuffrida installed a giant fish tank in the middle of the restaurant, around which creative dishes and elaborate cocktails are served. Even though he loved his place in Muse, he always wanted to be in Sag Harbor.

“It’s a tight knit community,” says Giuffrida. “And the vibe is different than anywhere else. It’s more relaxed, and everyone seems to be in a better mood.”

For other changes in the culinary landscape, Pepalajefa will step into the space that was once the cleaners. Selling gourmet food and European take-out, this spot will provide many meals to be eaten on the picnic tables at the end of the street.

When the ice cream shop on Main Street closed its doors, it looked like Big Olaf would gain a monopoly on the town’s sweet tooth clientele.  But Yummylicious, a frozen yogurt shop around the bend from Superica, will offer a spectrum of healthier choices.

Marie Eiffel, who started her women’s boutique on Shelter Island a few years back, expanded to open a store in Sag Harbor last year. But because of her rapid success, she spent the winter moving to the Cove, right in the belly of town.

“I am growing tremendously,” she says. “I am growing really fast. I think it’s because of how people feel in the store, and because of word of mouth.”

With her flowing, lightweight dresses and chunky, funky jewelry, Marie Eiffel has become a staple of fashion on The Rock, and is looking to see what she can do here in the Harbor.

Speaking of the Cove, Matta took their presence right into the spotlight, moving storefronts to Main Street. Their recognizable glittery wallpaper and breezy scarves are still the same, though.

This made room for Duck and Weave, a new store owned by Robin Saidman. He specializes in meticulously tailored shirts, made in the garment district in Manhattan from fabrics imported from Japan. He calls his shirts “excruciatingly pleasant to wear.” In his shop, Saidman will host not only a full line of these shirts, but also a visiting shop unto itself. Pachute, a women’s boutique in the city, will be moving in with Saidman to round out the offerings at this little shop in the Cove.

“Basically, I’ll be selling everything except for shirts,” says Sharone Komoroff, Pachute owner. “Women’s dresses, jeans, accessories.”

Across the way from Duck and Weave, construction has been heavily underway. In the old Java Nation location, SagTown will open as a way to satisfy the caffeine fixes of anyone who wanders up that way.

Out of the Cove and down on Bay Street, the Sag Harbor Florist got a new roommate this winter: made, owned by Eleni Prieston, offers artfully constructed crafts and jewelry. Prieston is a jewelry maker herself, so in addition to showcasing her own wares she hopes to offer a haven for makers of all kinds.

“I encourage people to shop with intention,” she says. “It’s recognizing the elements and qualities that make everyday objects meaningful pieces of art.”

Towards the top of town, a little interior design hub is solidifying. With two new high end shops, clients have access to the most decadent furniture and fabrics from all over the world.

JanGeorge offers full design services, exclusive window treatments and lighting, custom made shutters, books, and antiques.

“We combine Italian design with French antiques,” says Netherlands-born co-owner Jan Oostdyk. He and his partner George Rutgers already have a successful shop in Key West.

“We’re excited to be in Sag Harbor,” says Oostdyk. “It has a similar feel. It’s laid back, the people are friendly.”

Across the street, in an immaculately renovated building, Natasha Esch and Matt Coffin have opened Monc XIII. With antique and vintage furniture and accents for the home, Esch describes it as “a store for all things home”.

“We have vintage and antique furniture from the 18th century to mid century,” Esch says, “mixed with a tightly curated selection of accessories and table tops sourced from all over the world.”

With each item in the store hand-picked, there are too many special pieces to mention; but particularly noteworthy are the pair of English oak benches from the 1930s, a chartreuse mid-century leather Chersterfield sofa, Deborah Ehrlich glassware, Frederic Malle candles and perfume guns, and work by French ceramist Gilles Caffier. A line of Coleman coolers and thermoses hand-wrapped and stitched in leather from the company Sol y Luna round out the collection.

While a couple of old businesses have closed, new ones have picked up right where they left off. The Marty’s Barber Shop sign and the barber pole remain, but Marty’s on Main Street closed its doors this year. Two new salons open in town this year to fill Marty’s shoes. One, Salon 66, will be in the same location, with a new swanky mannequin in the window. The other new salon, Scarlet Rose, is opening on Division Street next to Murph’s.

After the Sag Harbor Bike Shop disappeared, the town was in need of all things cycle, and Sag Harbor Cycle has stepped up to the plate, occupying space at 34 Bay Street.

Finally, a new art gallery has opened on Main Street — though owner Robert Hooke is not new to town. He moved from above the Grenning Gallery on Washington Street, but now has opened a space at 150 Main Street. Hooke is a sculptor himself, and while he plans on showcasing his own work, he will also show other artists.

“The gallery is sculpture only,” he says, “which is unusual. And the focus will be contemporary figurative, although I intend to show a few abstract pieces… Collectors will have the opportunity to view the human and animal form with various interpretations and in different mediums.”

From art to exercise to beauty to food, another season brings with it a wealth of new businesses, changing the face of Main Street.