Keeping Account 04.05.12

Local business news

BookHampton Goes North
    Who says literature is dead? Certainly not the owners of BookHampton, who are expanding the storybook kingdom over to Mattituck. A new Book­Hampton store will open there this weekend, joining sister stores in East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor.
    The latest incarnation of what has been called by Newsweek “one of the country’s great indie bookstores” has moved into the Gildersleeve Octagonal Building on the corner of Main Street and Love Lane. Opening celebrations will take place on Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Three Join T&C
    The work force at Town & Country Real Estate grew by three last month. Julie Crowley, with more than a decade’s experience selling property on the South Fork, joined the Southampton office, while Ron Katz and Lisa McElroy have joined the Westhampton Beach and Southold offices.

Saunders Grows
    Saunders and Associates has added two well-known South Fork brokers to its real estate firm: Vincent Horcasitas and Chris Coleman.
    Mr. Horcasitas comes to Saunders, where he is a senior vice president, from Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Bridgehampton office, where he was recognized as the company’s number-one South Fork agent in 2007 and 2008. He is a certified “eco-broker.” At the Corcoran Group, Mr. Coleman was named Montauk’s top broker for the years 2009 to 2011. He also comes aboard as a senior vice president at the Saunders office in Bridgehampton.
    The hiring of Mr. Horcasitas and Mr. Coleman brings Saunders and Associates to a total of 82 East End brokers.