The summer of 2014 in the Hamptons is expected to really heat up, especially after what seemed like a never-ending winter. While many snuggled up near the fireplace, the Hamptons were bustling with new businesses preparing for grand openings this spring and summer, including a new candy shop in Montauk, farm market in Bridgehampton, and restaurant in East Hampton.
From Southampton to Montauk and Riverhead to Greenport, here’s a look at what’s new and exciting this summer.
All Natural Eating and Drinking
With the popularity of its Southampton location, Juice Press is set to open a second Hampton’s location this summer in the former Fill-R-Up storefront. The four-year-old juice company touts that it uses only 100 percent organic, vegan, and kosher produce in its products that are made daily. Juice Press delights include cold-pressed juices, raw foods, smoothies, hot soups, and desserts like pies and chocolates.
(212) 777-0034, 2487 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Montauk is set to be the home to a new juice business, The Montauk Juice Factory, which is set to open on South Etna Avenue in May. The juice bar will offer raw, cold-pressed organic juices for adults and kids. All juices will be made with local produce and are eco-friendly. The business plans to add all-natural foods later this summer.
(631) 335-3507, 2 South Etna Avenue, Montauk
Naturally Good Foods and Café, located at S. Etna Avenue in Montauk, is opening a second location in Montauk. This summer, Naturally Good Foods and Café is will open the doors of 779 Main Street as a restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and alcohol. The businesses first location at 38 S. Etna Avenue, will remain open, but only sell to-go items, including organic sandwiches and wraps, salads, and soups.
(631) 668-9039, 779 Montauk Highway, Montauk
If you are looking for some delicious farm goods, East Hampton’s Round Swamp Farm, which is located at 184 Three Mile Harbor Road is opening a new storefront at 97 School Street in Bridgehampton. The shop, when it opens in may, will be offering a variety of specialty-baked goods, made-from-scratch, prepared salads, snacks, dinners and soups. The store will also feature local seasonal produce that is grown at its East Hampton farm, as well as gourmet grocery items.
(631) 324-4438, 97 School Street, Bridgehampton
The owners of the organic restaurant, Page at 63 Main, are set to open a new natural market and café just before Memorial Day, called the Back Page Market and Café. The café, which will open on Division Street, behind Page at 63 Main, will feature a juice bar and organic meals made at the 63 Main kitchen by new chef James Carpenter, who joins Page at 63 Main after working at a number of Hampton’s restaurants, including the American Hotel and the Maidstone.
(631) 725-1810, Division Street, Sag Harbor
A new artisanal pizza and authentic Italian restaurant is slated to open in the former Madison & Main location on Main Street in Sag Harbor in May. Called, Doppio East, the restaurant was founded in Greenwich Connecticut and has since expanded to New York City and Huntington. The owners, Joseph Barresi, Thomas Pescuma, and Harry Armon, will dish up Italian staples, pizzas, soups, salads, and seafood dishes; all made in-house.
126 Main Street, Sag Harbor
The Bay Kitchen Bar is a brand-new, 3,000-square-foot restaurant in East Hampton on the south side of Gardiners Bay that came this spring. Chef Eric Miller and his partner, Richard Silver, own the new eatery, which opened on April 17 in the former Bostwick’s Seafood Grill location. The new business features views of sunsets, cocktails, and locally-landed seafood.
(631) 329-3663, 39 Gann Road, East Hampton
Those looking for the Clam and Chowder House, a Montauk staple, will have to look a few doors down. The popular restaurant, now called the Clam and Chowder House at Salivars Dock, has moved to 470 West Lake Drive from the fishing house. Not only has the Clam and Chowder House moved, but it also completely renovated the Salivar’s location, inside and out.
(631) 668-6252, 470 Westlake Drive, Montauk
The popular Sydney’s ‘Taylor” Made Cuisine has moved off Main Street in Westhampton Beach. The 21-year-old gourmet eatery, which specializes in catering, handcrafted desserts, freshly-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner delights, including salads, paninis, and soups, is set to open at its newly-renovated location in May at 32 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach.
(631) 288-4722, 32 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
Hampton Bays’ popular steakhouse, 1 North, has moved off the Shinnecock Canal to the former Ciao Bella Senhora location at 322 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. The steakhouse, which is a favorite among locals and visitors, offers specials every night of the week include Prix Fixe Tuesdays, date night Wednesdays, prime rib Thursdays, and live music on Fridays.
(631) 594-3419, 322 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
Rolling in the Dough Pizza, a North Fork food truck, which could always be found at popular North Fork events, has expanded to two permanent locations in Greenport’s historic Stirling Square after receiving a small-business grant. The new location, once it opens, will feature a 1943 pizzeria, as well as a separate, upscale bar and lounge, called Brix and Rye.
(631) 603-7378, Stirling Square, Greenport
If your feet need a little pampering after shopping on Main Street in East Hampton, there is a new reflexology spa, called K&G Enjoy Feet Spa, that recently opened at 61 The Circle, just off Main Street. Former Happy Feet of Sag Harbor employee Kevin Wu, who has a background in physical therapy, owns the new foot spa. An hour-long session with Wu is $40 and appointments are recommended.
(631) 527-5257, 61 The Circle, East Hampton
The iconic White’s Pharmacy will look a bit different this summer after the business was sold in late August to Nyco Chemists. While most will recognize the drug counter and pharmacist, the cosmetic section has a whole new feel, complete with the addition of Darphin and Smashbox lines, a brow bar, and a mini facials. The business is also offering at-home make-up demonstrations, facials, hand treatments, and even Clinique birthday parties.
(631) 324-0082, 81 Main Street, East Hampton
There is a new candy store, called the Candied Anchor, at 721 Main Street in Montauk. Montauk local Jillian Rennar, who just graduated business school, owns the candy shop, which features a self-serve candy bar, gourmet chocolate, locally-made ice cream, ice pops, and baked goods, as well as party supplies and gift items.
(631) 668-8038, 721 Main Street Montauk
Those looking to buy goods at O’Suzzanna on Main Street in Westhampton Beach this summer will find a new store in its place. Suzanne Marchisello, owner of O’Suzanna, retired over the winter, closing the doors to her store. Natalie Hampton, owner of Mustique, took over the storefront, opening a new shop, called Hampton House, which offers personalized gifts for everyone in the family, including pets.
(631) 288-6677, 108 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
For those looking to try some local beer, the five-year-old Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will soon have a second location on Peconic Lane in Peconic. The new location will feature all of the company’s popular brews, including its Harbor Pale, Black Duck Porter, and Summer Ale, in a tasting room which will open in June. The new location will also feature a beer garden, outdoor seating, and live music.
(631) 477-6681, Peconic Lane, Peconic
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