Those who have been in East Hampton for a long time will surely remember the rearing red horse that stood in front of the old Levi’s store at Cove Hollow Road and Route 27, the namesake for the shopping plaza there and now the new Red Horse Market.
The gourmet market opened its doors two weeks ago, and a tradition is taking hold among the mouth-watering displays of meats, pizzas, pastries, produce, and prepared foods — family.
When he was only 10, Michael Derrig’s mother bought him a circular saw. “I built my first brick patio when I was 11,” the landscape architect and founder of Landscape Details in Sag Harbor said with obvious pride.
When he was 14, his widowed mother would hoist a ladder onto her car and drive him to his weekend house-painting jobs. “I was always very entrepreneurial. I gave a fair price and got the job done. I got a lot of work that way.”