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Hamptons News Around town…six dollar drinks…
Hey there Hamptonites…Sorry for the delay, always so much happening in the Hamptons..

pagePage 63 has filed against the village of Sag Harbor. Gerard Wawryk, the longtime owner of the restaurant,died on April 12, a week after suffering a stroke. The surviving partner Joe Traina, Page at 63 Main, has been disputing with the Village of Sag Harbor for more than a year over its efforts to renovate and expand the business.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York on Wednesday, April 29, seeks $18.5 million from the village plus another $4 million in punitive damages from Mayor Brian Gilbride and the village’s former building inspector, Tim Platt, over what it charges was a systematic effort on the village’s part to block and delay its expansion efforts in part by removing documents from the Building Department’s file.
for more on this battle….read this article in the Sag Harbor Express

What is going on with all of these fires in the Hamptons…the newest addition to castrophes in the Hamptons is a massive fire that ripped through a Westhampton Beach condo complex in early April 2015.
The Flames engulfed multiple units of The Sandpiper at Westhampton complex located on Dune Road and the three-story building was completely destroyed by the fire, which caused the top two floors to collapse. Officials still have not determined the cause of the massive blaze that consumed the Sandpiper co-op on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach on Wednesday afternoon.
click on link for more information on this fire. Condominium-Fire-On-Dune-Road-In-Westhampton-Beach

Friday 4/24/2015 A Fire broke out at J Crew in East Hampton at 330am……The Fire started in back of store at 330am All merchandise ruined,Offices burned and I am told Rowdy Hall will be closed for a couple of week. Stopped by to check out the damage, not sure how much damage they incurred…unfortunately JCrew lost everything. East Hampton Star reported that fire was electrical and originated from Rowdy Hall.

In March A multimillion-dollar Hamptons home belonging to the family of billionaire Hard Rock Cafe mogul Peter Morton was destroyed in a devastating fire in East Hampton.

Restaurant News:
Philippe Chow will occupy a space that in 2014 was occupied by Donatella Arpaia’s Sienna Restaurant in East Hampton and tin 2013 was SL EAST..This summer, restaurateur Abraham Merchant of Merchants Hospitality, Inc. is bringing the renowned Philippe brand to the Hamptons with the iconic restaurant and a whole new nightlife experience with The Club at Philippe in celebration of the Philippe brand’s 10 successful years.The East End kitchen serving up classic signature dishes including Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Satay, Live Maine Lobster and the legendary Peking Duck carved table side and served with house-made pancakes.
Will Philippe be the hottest destination this season in the Hamptons? Philippe will be located at 44 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.

Manhattan restaurant and lounge Beautique is opening up shop in Southampton’s Capri Hotel. The restaurant will be occupying the space that used to be home to BLT Steak and Nobu,

Provisions in Sag Harbor has a new look….looks great…loving the new re-design.provisions

Harbor Market in Sag Harbor is open…Pizza is delicious. The place is beautiful,and the owners and staff are warm and kind. pizza

Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor a Cape Resort a boutique hotel group has undergone an extensive two-­‐year renovation, and will finally be opening this May. They will be opening a new restaurant in the Harbor with executive Chef Matthew “Matty” Boudreau who is thrilled to now call the historic waterfront village of Sag Harbor, NY “home”. In his spare time, he participates in local and national BBQ competitions as a member of the “Salty Rinse” team – next traveling to the Memphis in May “Smoked Whole Pig” competition. Being a true BBQ aficionado, he will share his love for BBQ on Sunday’s during the Summer. I am told his favorite dish from the soon-­‐to-­‐be-­‐released Baron’s Cove menu,is the Lobster Thermidor!” SOUNDS YUMMY!!!! Joining Chef Boudreau are Sous chef Kyle Witkowski and Sous Chef Dermain Duhaney.barons cove exterior rendering

I question if Plaza Sports will really be opening in the Harbor on Main Street…I see no construction taking place and last week I saw the sign back in the window for Rental inquiries… now the sign is off the window, so are they moving in or has the space been rented to someone else? Hmmmmm What’s going on…trouble already?

THE CUDDY in Sag Harbor is no more…..Something new that includes Wölffer Estate Vineyard I speculate a wine Bar, that would be very nice..cuddy

The space on main street that once occupied Sag Harbor Express has been rented to yet another Real Estate Firm…Sotheby’s is moving into that space…soon all that will occupy storefronts on Main Street throughout the Hamptons will only be Real Estate Firms, because only they will be able to afford the high rents. express

In other news around town…Nicole Brewer…..After 10+ years at Hamptons.com she has jumped ship over to Dan’s Papers… I did not see that one coming….

Looks like the place to be will be Back Harlow in Sag Harbor this summer…I am told $6 drinks and $14 lobster rolls are new to Back Harlow menu this summer…They do have the BEST location in the Harbor, live music and really cool people working there. Richie Notar and Jon Krasner are just real cool people. Hmmmm This just might be where I celebrate my Birthday this summer…hint, hint Richie and Jon…

Next week I will be starting my 10 week video Journey to Fitness at Integrated Exercise Therapy…so please by and check out my first video. Ahhh I am nervous because I am very lazy to hard workouts, but reality has set-in that I cannot Move Better, Feel Better Perform Better until I take the first step by making a commitment to want to get fit. Thanks Andrew and Molly for encouraging me to take this journey.

Until next week….Have a great weekend, enjoy this beautiful weather.

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Hamptons, News Around Town…The Million Dollar Question
April 11th 2015

So many people have asked me what is the deal with Doppio in Sag Harbor, are they reopening….That is the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION! WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH DOPPIO…Nothing, zip..has been taking place in that location……I say BRING BACK MADISON & MAIN! I had the most fun in 2013…Last year 2014 Back Page & Back Harlow were fun, but not as much fun as Madison & Main…The Watermelon Martini’s were the absolute BEST…the bartenders were fun! Sasha my favorite(bartender) worked at Doppio but not even he could save it. I do think Back Harlow will be a place I might choose to hang out at, but only if the drinks are affordable. I like the management team and I am told they will be doing some really fun things this summer.
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It is confirmed Plaza Sports is opening in Sag Harbor on Main Street, I spoke with the owner and he stated that he plans on being open year-round. He plans on focusing on the summer then re-assessing for the fall and winter. He stated he would be selling Sag Harbor t-shirts, hmmmm is he not aware that there are 2 other businesses in Sag Harbor selling the same thing. Plaza Sports has locations in Rocky Point and Montauk, hopefully if the item is not carried in the Sag Harbor location, they can have it sent from another location. They should be open before May.

Harbor Market update….things are moving along well and progressively and they should be open in a couple of weeks….I do hope before May, looking forward to that brick oven pizza.

11070790_866278796762042_4811013822328142179_nPOTHOLES: Looks like Many of the towns are just putting a band-aid on the situation and filling in the holes…but East Hampton is still the worst, so be careful driving at night because there are some serious potholes that could just do damage to your car.

Rumor has it that WHITES APOTHECARY is opening a second location in Southampton, hmmm will it just be the cosmetic part of the business or will this be competition for Southrifty Drug Southampton?

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Saaz Indian Cuisine in Southampton delivers…for $10 you can have Indian Food delivered to you…$20 for East Hampton Residents and unfortunately East Hampton they are only making 2 delivery runs per day. M-Sun 7pm and 930pm…If business starts to generate and they are getting more deliveries, then the cost of the delivery might decrease. Sorry Montauk no plans to deliver, too far. I love this place M-Sun “All you can Eat” buffet is fantastic and different items everyday.
Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks Sun-Thursday 4-6pm…. Did someone say GIRLS NIGHT OUT! OH YEAH…..GNO

EAST HAMPTON: East Hampton Town officials are abandoning plans to impose a summer weekend ban on all helicopters this summer in the Hamptons, a very busy tourism season, citing concerns about aircraft being diverted to neighboring towns. Hmmm…Is that the real reason……Well at least they have enforced some curfews during the week. I am sure the organizers for the numerous celebrity-filled events this summer in the Hamptons are grateful…I wonder were they scratching their heads trying to figure out how they were getting their A-listers to their events this summer……I guess the thought of being stuck in traffic for hours was not a draw.

A new restaurant opening in Montauk …Harbor in Montauk….owners James “Jamo” Willis and business partner Robert Hirsh. 3,200 square-foot revamped eatery on West Lake Drive will have that familiar Hamptons feel — a laid-back beach-bar vibe during the day that gives way to dancing at night. I am sure the residents in Montauk are very excited about this opening…. maybe…some skinny dipping…LOL…just kidding

DSC_9339Rumor has it that Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Spa is making some changes and going very high end….Targeting a high-end demographic….they have dropped their timeshare model. Will the middle-class be able to afford a Day at Gurney’s? Is Gurney’s seeking to make the list Earth’s Most Exclusive Retreats…among these favorites: http://robbreport.com/luxury-travel/the-robb-report-100-resorts

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FRESH HAMPTONS: I had the pleasure of attending a cooking class at FRESH HAMPTONS last week and it was amazing…coming soon my article on my amazing experience… HURRY, HURRY these classes will be ending soon.
Last class April 16th
Re-Fresh with Detox Classes
Fresh Hamptons is debuting detox classes. These classes will teach attendees how to detox while still indulging in dark chocolate, cheese, and wine. The classes will be taught by Chef Todd’s Life and Restaurant Partner, yoga & Pilates instructor, and certified detox specialist, Lillian Grajeda.
The Re-Fresh program meets 1x per week at Fresh for three consecutive weeks. Choice of:
Program 1: Tuesdays April 14, 21st, and 28th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Program 2: Thursdays April 16th, 23rd, 30th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
By popular demand: Saturdays April 25th, May 2nd, and 9th from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Each $299 package includes a cleansing lunch for all three classes, a personalized detox program designed for you and your palate, and support along the way. For more information or to register, call Lillian at (631) 903-7097.

BEAUTY COMES TO NOYAC ROAD IN SAG HARBOR…There’s a new Salon in Sag Harbor and it is Called RAVE SALON & SPA….All Hair Services, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Massages, Facials, Spa Days, Energy Healing with Energy Healing – Erin Sirona, and Reflexology with Jo Gramarosso,
They are located on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor, and the place is beautiful. Owner Cindy Ward Capalbo is a beautiful person and you immediately feel the positive energy when you walk in. I definitely need that Energy Healing……Join my Facebook Group to stay updated with the events that Cindy will be hosting at the Spa these next few months…

unnamed-11-111x320If you Love Sweet’tauk Lemonade, then you will love the they announced that they have finalized a partnership with Gourmet Guru, a well-respected natural and organic products distributor, to distribute their lemonades and to grow their brand throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

designingjoe-amagansett-beach-bicycleAMAGANSETT BEACH & BIKE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON….Store Hours 10AM- 5PM
They deliver…new line of fishing kayaks from Feelfree

Which Celebrities can we expect to see around town this summer in the Hamptons….Well it has been trending the Jason Alexander rented a home in East Hampton..next week I should have more information on who will be in the Hamptons, Where to go to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in the Hamptons, more openings, Hamptons Summer events list and updates to rumors I have heard. As always follow me on Twitter,Instagram @hamptonsmpiece and Facebook for daily updates on Happenings in the Hamptons.

Hamptons: News Around Town, Openings, closings and much more..March 30th 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, NY: On Friday, March 27th I drove around Southampton Village and I was surprised to see so many store fronts vacant and available for rent. I counted 21, but I think there are more. I have seen a shift in the village for a couple of years with more and more “Pop-Ups” taking over the village in both East Hampton and Southampton. There is a HUGE churn in the Village with many businesses that opened last year, are not there this year.
I wonder how many of those store front landlords are renting to seasonal businesses for the summer season. I reached out to several people for more information and was ultimately told that this is normal for this time of the year in Southampton. I sincerely hope not because that is not great for the businesses that are open year-round. I wonder if the seasonal businesses that occupied those locations last year are coming back this year. I suppose I will just have to wait to see who’s moving in. No word if the Kardashian’s are coming back this summer yet…

Starbucks will be opening on Hampton Road in Southampton, across the street from Citarella…….Same demographic

_DSC0079C WONDER…has closed their doors in both Southampton and Easthampton permanently, company went bankrupt (click here for more on that.)No word on who’s moving into that space yet.

_DSC0040Vines & Branches are no longer in Southampton, they moved to Greenport 2 weeks ago, I am told the lease ran out and the space was rented to someone else. I love this store, you can order online or take a day trip to Greenport.

SAG HARBOR
GETTY IS OUT AND EXXON IS IN….Not sure what’s the deal with this, but no more Getty Gas….Re-open Monday 3/30…

STUDIO 89 is celebrating their 6th year anniversary in April with special offers…..contact them for more information.

Watchcase Factory Condo’s: Word on the Street is many owners will start moving in soon. Thus far 3 units have closed and 16 others are slated to close in mid April 2015. I am told that 80% of the units in the Factory are sold. Looking forward to attending some events happening there this summer.

I wrote last week that it was rumored that Henry Lehr was opening in Sag Harbor, that rumor was 100% accurate and I am told they should be open by Memorial Day weekend.

I am told that Plaza Sports with locations in Montauk and Rocky Point will be opening a new location in Sag Harbor this Spring on Main Street. More information to follow….

MONTAUK:
SoulCycle is opening a Montauk location.

RESTAURANT NEWS
Do you love Ramen Noodles? Then you will love that Momi Ramen, of Miami, will open in the former Turtle Crossing spot on Pantigo Road, between East Hampton and Amagansett.

The former Highway Diner in East Hampton, will re-open as the Highway Restaurant & Bar at 290 Montauk Highway. More information to follow later…

Confirmed: Osteria Salina is taking over hotspot Georgica’s restaurant and lounge space at 108 Wainscott Stone Rd. Salina’s former home, at 95 School St. in Bridgehampton, will house a more casual bistro restaurant.

Sag Harbor’s Muse in the Harbor, at 16 Main St., will be opening an additional place….Muse at the End, in Montauk.

The NY POST wrote on 3/30 that Delmonico’s, at 268 Elm St., and Nammos Estiatorio Restaurant, at 135 Main St. — are shuttered. (WOW)

French bistro Le Charlot will enjoy its first summer in Southampton, at 36 Main St., formerly home to Barrister’s.

NEW RESTAURANT OPENING IN GREENPORT: American Beech Restaurant, Bar and Inn

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Hamptons Favorite and Best Beaches 2015…….It’s that time of the year again to start thinking about summer vacations and Hamptons Mouthpiece is all about keeping you in the know….The Hamptons is a quick 1 day getaway from all areas in Connecticut, Westchester, NYC, LI(Nassau & Suffolk) and New Jersey. Renting in the Hamptons is an option that many people tend to do, it can be affordable you just need to do your homework to find those places. Remember when renting to always ask about a beach pass for many of the local beaches, the daily rates can add up and become expensive. If you are visiting for a day, there are some beaches where the fee is affordable but you might want to bring a couple of friends to share the expense.

If you would like to save on Parking Fees here are some suggestions:

  • Park outside of the beach Parking lot…Caution make sure you can park there legally, the tickets will cost you more than the daily beach pass and in the town of Southampton your car might be towed.
  • Biking to the beach is always an option and it is free
  • Go after 5pm when parking is free….NOTE*Lifeguard duty might be over
  • Hamptons Free Ride
  • Walk
  • Have someone drop you off

2011-05-16-hamptons-free-rideIf you want to go to a beach in East Hampton-Montauk an alternative to driving is this service Hamptons Free Ride offers free shuttle service in Southampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk beginning on Memorial Day. check them out to see the routes http://hamptonsfreeride.com/

I asked my network for their opinions on the their favorite Beaches in the Hamptons…and I thought I would share the top 10 Favorites…These are all public beaches….For more information on these beaches SEE INFO LISTED BELOW***  Coopers Beach in Southampton and Main Beach in East Hampton have made Dr. Beach’s world’s top ten list year after year.

  1. Main Beach **East Hampton
  2. Coopers Beach**Southampton “Village Beach”
  3. Sagg Main**Sagaponack
  4. Ditch Plains**Amagansett/Montauk
  5. Wainscott Main**Wainscott
  6. Scott Cameron**Bridgehampton
  7. Indian Wells**Amagansett “Village Beach”
  8. Peters Pond Beach, Sagaponack
  9. Flying Point Beach, Watermill
  10. Mecox Beach, Bridgehampton


Click on Links below: For 2015 Updated information on beaches in the Hamptons and beach passes.
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SOUTHAMPTON TOWN BEACHES INFORMATION
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE BEACHES
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EAST HAMPTON TOWN BEACHES INFORMATION
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Hamptons Happenings: News around Town

There are so many new things happening in the Hamptons…much has been in the news already, but then there are the lingering rumors that have been circulating and little birdies have shed some light on those rumors that seem to plague small towns.

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  • Harbor Market in Sag Harbor…I was originally told they were planning on opening in late February. I stopped by last week and I see that progress is moving quickly on the total rebuild inside and it looks beautiful. There are some issues that need to be resolved with the village and the neighbors, so unfortunately it looks more like an April opening. I can wait they will have artisan brick oven pizza….yummy…(.hint…hint butternut squash with pancetta and fresh mozzarella)
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  • Doppio Sag Harbor….I have asked repeatedly are they re-opening in Sag Harbor and my source assures me they are coming back. It has been rumored that they have not received approval for a brick oven or outdoor seating. I am anxious to see what happens with them this summer. I was really hoping when they took over they would maintain the Madison & Main crowd, but sadly that did not happen.
  • Ideal Stationary.….after years on Main Street, owners have decided to retire and close up the store. Since they own the property they will leasing and it has been rumored that Henry Lehr will be moving into that spot. Henry Lehr currently has a location on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, are they closing that location or opening up a second location in Sag Harbor. I called to get a response but I was told “no response”….hmmmm it is a wait and see for now…..
  • The vacant space that once occupied the Village Cleaners 3 years ago….has been cleared out and I was told today that a new business is moving in April 1st 2015. It has been rumored that Shoe-Inn might be opening up a spot in Sag Harbor Village, I called to get some information from Shoe-Inn corporate and I was told we “have no comment”…hmmm is that a YES….Guess I will have to wait until April 1st to see who’s moving in.
  • Pepalajefa the gourmet take-out has closed their doors for good and that space is available for rent. Does this surprise anyone that they are closing? The name was complicated to pronounce and the food was over the top expensive.
  • Harlow in the Harbor: Contrary to the rumors being spread, they will be re-opening this Spring and “Back Harlow” will be back with some great bands. Looking forward to seeing what is on the menu this summer. I enjoyed “Back Harlow very much last year, entertaining and FUN, just what was lacking in the Harbor. I wonder who’s in the line-up for entertainment this summer
  • Copious Row an online store in opening in Sag Harbor this Spring 2015 with rare and specialized items that are not commonly found. A variety of criteria is considered and includes: top quality craftsmanship, a powerful origin story, and a supreme esthetic appeal. The perfect gift when nothing ordinary will do.

    Looks like the Sag Harbor Pharmacy might be getting some competition in the area soon, more info to come on that soon….

    Provisions:will be sporting a new look this season….They have been under renovation since the 14th of March and will be re-opening on March 25th. Can’t wait to see the new look.

    SOUTHAMPTON:
    Denim brand 3×1 is branching out from SoHo to Southampton this summer.3×1.us

    EAST HAMPTON:
    Winston’s Restaurant Opening date to be moved to April..

    East Hampton airport might be decreasing the number of private Helicopters landing this summer… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

    East Hampton Bowling Alley will be Become a Retail Space

    Word on the street is that the new tenant in the former Georgica space is Bridgehampton Italian stalwart Osteria Salina.

MONTAUK:
Scarpetta, will be opening in Montauk, Long Island this summer, according to Eater. LDV Hospitality will be taking over the restaurant located at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk.

More updates for Hamptons Happenings to come soon…….