Recent Stories: Business

T.E. McMorrow
October 12, 2017

A New York State Supreme Court justice has rejected a lawsuit that sought to halt construction by the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club of a sports center on Daniel’s Hole Road near the town airport. In a ruling dated Sept. 29, Justice Denise F. Molia said the five East Hampton residents who brought suit lacked standing. The center will have a 10-lane bowling alley, large restaurant and bar, and a miniature golf course.

Star Staff
October 11, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

R. Steinberg to A. Chan and M. Wong, 18 Lockwood Avenue, .34 acre, Aug. 8, $2,158,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

MLF Osborne L.L.C. to J. Buckingham, 50 Osborne Lane, .64 acre, Aug. 17, $3,595,000.

T. and C. Onisko to K. Alversa, 2 Spread Oak Lane, .94 acre, Aug. 10, $865,000.

M. Factor to T. St. John and S. Bugbee, 18 Shorewood Drive, 1 acre, Aug. 22, $1,160,000.

A. Gordon and M. Rappaport to L. O’Connor, 197 Treescape Drive, Unit 8D, Aug. 22, $500,000.

G. Walker to 193 Bull Path L.L.C., 193 Bull Path, 1.57 acres (vacant), Aug. 10, $900,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

Star Staff
October 5, 2017
The sign will remain the same at the former General Home Store building at the corner of Park Place in East Hampton Village, but the business inside will be Clic Home, a new venture started by Christiane Celle.

Clic Home Opens

The sign will remain the same at the former General Home Store building at the corner of Park Place in East Hampton Village, but the business inside will be Clic Home, a new venture started by Christiane Celle. Ms. Celle used to own Calypso and has another Clic shop that sells clothing on Newtown Lane as well as businesses in St. Barts and New York City.

Lisa Friscia, who ran the General Home Store, is the manager of Clic Home.

There will be large photos of scenes from around the world on a couple of the walls, and all sorts of decorative items, rugs, throws, pillows, baskets, West African wooden stools, benches, bedding, sofas, tableware, including dishes, and home accessories will be available. 

Star Staff
October 5, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

J. Daly to A. Schulten, 91 Lumber Lane, .45 acre, Aug. 15, $1,650,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

R. and S. Coe to Snapper Holdings L.L.C., 18 Three Mile Harbor Drive, .8 acre, June 29, $3,600,000.

G. Greene (by referee) to Deutsche Bank National Association, 20 Wheelock Walk, .41 acre, July 20, $720,000.

C. Greenstein, et al., to J. and A. Howard, 32 Royal Street, .52 acre, April 7, $970,500.

 

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

M. Sherrill Trust to S. Karches 2009 Trust, 3 Hither Lane, .46 acre, July 25, $4,125,000.

J. and J. D’Auria to Larsson Family Trust, 39 Buell Lane, .63 acre, Aug. 15, $4,750,000.

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 4, 2017
With the Hamptons International Film Festival in town this week filling the East Hampton Cinema with a full schedule of screenings in its 25th anniversary year, a rumor began to circulate that the theater would close right after the festival. It was not true.

With the Hamptons International Film Festival in town this week filling the East Hampton Cinema with a full schedule of screenings in its 25th anniversary year, a rumor began to circulate that the theater would close right after the festival.

Over the weekend, people began to post their outrage at the news on social media. What would it mean for East Hampton businesses? Children? The film festival?

One woman posting on the cinema's Facebook page asked whether it was closing — "Please say it's not true!" — but her question went unanswered.

Cue the dramatic music.

Star Staff
September 28, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

W. and W. Schmid to M and M Property Management, 40 Meadow Court (vacant), July 26, $1,500,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

M. and L. Krohn Trusts to E. Yedid, 25 Fieldview Lane, 1 acre, Aug. 3, $1,700,000.

L. Job to D. Cohen and B. Binder, 136 Town Lane, .35 acre, Aug. 4, $775,000.

P. and N. Trunzo Trusts to Town of East Hampton, 148 Buckskill Road, 10.6 acres, July 27, $4,000,000.

Trunzo, Daly, et al., to Town of East Hampton, 138 Buckskill Road and 58 and 66 Towhee Trail, 15.05 acres, July 27, $4,600,000.

5 Colony Court L.L.C. to Lagniappe Holdings, 5 Colony Court, .96 acre, Aug. 1, $1,590,000.

C. Urstadt to K. Sims and M. Lucas, 4 Dongan Way, 2.6 acres, Aug. 4, $1,200,000.

Star Staff
September 21, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

AMAGANSETT

K. Klenke (by referee) to 153 Mulford Assocs, 153 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, July 25, $757,351.

A. Panaretto to T. Fantini GST Trust, 111 Montauk Highway, .66 acre, June 19, $2,100,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

CVR First L.L.C. to E. Dirnfeld, 34 Barn Lane, .66 acre, July 21, $3,162,600.

CVR First L.L.C. to 73 Triple A L.L.C., 73 Birchwood Lane, .83 acre, July 28, $3,275,000.

AER Two L.L.C. to J. Lewin, 16 Edgewood Avenue, .95 acre, Aug. 4, $4,332,500.

 

EAST HAMPTON NORTH

V. and S. Benson to S. Kaplan and L. Batkin, 5 Short Lane, 1.9 acres (vacant), June 28, $640,000.

J. Nicholson and Redmond to T. and H. Lehr, 80 Springy Banks Road, .63 acre, Aug. 2, $765,000.

Jackie Pape
September 21, 2017
It’s no easy feat to encapsulate a 25-year history in a single conversation, but during a busy Thursday Steve Haweeli, the president of WordHampton Public Relations, gave it a go.

It’s no easy feat to encapsulate a 25-year history in a single conversation, but during a busy Thursday Steve Haweeli, the president of WordHampton Public Relations, gave it a go.

Seated in his humble office in Springs, with the chatter and laughter of three employees coming from the next room, Mr. Haweeli began at the beginning.

He had been bartending in New York City and freelance writing on the side when one day he happened upon another calling. “Someone asked me if I had ever written a press release, and I said, ‘What’s that?’ ” Mr. Haweeli said. “It was for a $5 lunch at a place called the Red Caddy on Houston, and I got a hit from New York Newsday.”

Star Staff
September 14, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

J. Vanacker to P. and C. Dray, 12 Ludlow Green, .65 acre, June 28, $2,575,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

D. and J. Cutler to J. Buchbinder and Shomer, 42 Quarty Court, 1.27 acres, July 15, $1,325,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

A. and S. Sivan (by referee) to SRP 2012-5 L.L.C., 11 Green Hollow Road and lot 193-2-7.01, 6.68 acres (vacant), May 26, $1,870,301.

 

MONTAUK

C. Guarino (by executors) to 25 Farragut L.L.C., 25 Farragut Road, 1.24 acres, July 17, $915,119.

M. and C. Capuano to M. and C. Graham, 20 Fairmont Avenue, .35 acre, July 24, $925,000.

 

NOYAC

K. Helstowski to M. Harrington, 179 Merchants Path, 1.6 acres (vacant), July 14, $75,000.

Star Staff
September 7, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

AMAGANSETT

J. Schwagerl to STELLII L.L.C., 390 Town Lane, 5.3 acres, July 15, $7,526,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Birchwood Lane Lot 11 to R. Yoshopov and V. Joseph, 51 Birchwood Lane, .5 acre, July 10, $2,085,000.

W. Stuckart to Trex Builders L.L.C., 463 Merchants Path, 1.35 acres, May 12, $715,000.

Unique Property Holdings to 176 Meadowlark L.L.C., 176 Meadowlark Lane, 1.03 acres, July 18, $13,900,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

S. Owen Trust to Soup Development, 5 Diane Drive, .69 acre, May 26, $575,000.

P. Davenport to S. Robbins III and M. Robbins Trusts, 8 Shorewood Drive, .92 acre, June 1, $1,525,000.

J. Howard to Dream Land Builders, 7 Highland Lane, 1.02 acres (vacant), June 2, $483,000.

Star Staff
August 31, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

AMAGANSETT

E. Crotty to B. Bistrian, 93 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, June 26, $710,000.

Revive Ad L.L.C. to M. Bompey and L. Almon, 216 Cranberry Hole Road, .8 acre, May 4, $3,806,850.

A. May to Ace Wallace L.L.C., 24 Atlantic Avenue, 1.31 acres, June 3, $5,625,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

K. Fishburne to J. Zamorano, 162 Huntington Crossway, .51 acre, June 30, $450,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

Platte&DulbergPlatte to S. and A. Murphy, 14 Towhee Trail, .52 acre, July 5, $940,000.

164 Buck L.L.C. to B. and W. Mosler, 164 Buckskill Road, .48 acre, July 13, $956,812.

R. DeFronze, to V. Kurki, 29 Cattalo Circle/Woodpink, .76 acre, July 10, $925,000.

Star Staff
August 24, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures. Data provided by Suffolk Research Service of Southampton.

AMAGANSETT

E. Crotty to B. Bistrian, 93 Mulford Lane, .15 acre, June 26, $710,000.

C. Lusardi to 13 Katie Lane L.L.C., 13 Katie Lane, .99 acre (vacant), June 15, $1,000,000.

Revive Ad L.L.C. to M. Bompey and L. Almon, 216 Cranberry Hole Road, .8 acre, May 4, $3,806,850.

P. and C. Dray to 52 Cross Highway L.L.C., 52 Cross Highway, .51 acre, June 21, $4,850,000.

K. and S. Mullin to J. Davis, 57 Cross Highway, .23 acre, July 12, $2,900,000.

M. Hughes to FEM Building and Development, 121 Hand Lane, .67 acre, June 22, $3,251,500.

A. May to Ace Wallace L.L.C., 24 Atlantic Avenue, 1.31 acres, June 3, $5,625,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Star Staff
August 17, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

R. Padala to E. and N. Beirne, 18 Canvasback Lane, 1.9 acres, June 27, $1,720,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

U and Me Homes L.L.C. to Linden and Farmers, 13 Meadow Court, .93 acre, June 21, $3,212,800.

County of Suffolk to D. and A. Kriss, Landlocked, .05 acre, June 11, $7,000.

Two Trees Farm Development to 18 Two Trees Lane L.L.C., 18 Two Trees Lane, 2.5 acres (vacant), June 12, $4,500,000.

FEM Building and Development to J. and J. Cohen, 280 Halsey Lane, .54 acre, June 23, $6,140,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

D. Glickberg to J. Davis, 134 Old House Landing Road, .92 acre, June 15, $915,000.

A. Goldstein to 90 Springy Banks Road L.L.C., 90 Springy Banks Road, June 23, $630,500.

Star Staff
August 10, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

R. and H. Kuzmier to Morton Custom Homes, 15 Bittersweet Lane, 2 acres, June 8, $1,800,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

B. Pendleton (by executor) to H. Zabala and N. Humphrey, 56 Huntington Crossway, .45 acre, June 26, $540,000.

Polo Court L.L.C. to Fudge Green, L.L.C., 4 Polo Court, 1.9 acres, June 23, $8,000,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON NORTH

J. and W. Uvino by Referee to Lakeland West Capital, 154 Swamp Road, 2.9 acres, June 12, $2,700,000.

M. Von Oehsen Trust to 83 Spring Close Trust, 83 Spring Close Highway, 1.02 acres, June 12, $1,535,000.

S. McArdle to K. Elawadi and J. Yoakum, 18 Towhee Trail, June 23, $850,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 10, 2017
SagTown Coffee reopened on Main Street this week, bigger and better than before the fire that destroyed it and several other businesses, including the Sag Harbor Cinema, nearly eight months ago.

SagTown Coffee reopened on Main Street this week, bigger and better than before the fire that destroyed it and several other businesses, including the Sag Harbor Cinema, nearly eight months ago.

 “We did it,” said Shane Dyckman, who started the business in 2012. He quietly opened its doors over the weekend. “We finished construction at midnight on Friday and opened Saturday at 6.”

Mr. Dyckman, a volunteer with the Sag Harbor Fire Department, was among those who responded on the morning of Dec. 16, when a fire broke out in the building next door to his coffee shop. While the building was not destroyed, his shop was so damaged that it had to be gutted.

Jackie Pape
August 3, 2017
Realizing there was a need for food delivery here beyond what a few pizza joints and Chinese takeout restaurants offered, Mark Ripolone, a Montauk native and the founder of 123 Delivery, set out to fill this void.

Realizing there was a need for food delivery here beyond what a few pizza joints and Chinese takeout restaurants offered, Mark Ripolone, a Montauk native and the founder of 123 Delivery, set out to fill this void.

Last summer he developed the 123 Delivery app and website, 123delivery. net, and began operating in Montauk, partnering first with John’s Drive-In. This year, he has about 60 drivers who pick up and deliver food from more than two dozen restaurants and businesses in East Hampton, Springs, and Montauk, and soon he hopes to expand to Southampton and Stony Brook.

Jackie Pape
August 3, 2017
Montauk has been named this summer’s most expensive beach destination in the United States. A survey conducted by CheapHotels.org compared all hotels listed on Kayak — the travel planning site that aggregates rates for flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages — to find the minimum price travelers have to spend in the month of August on a double room.

Montauk has been named this summer’s most expensive beach destination in the United States. A survey conducted by CheapHotels.org compared all hotels listed on Kayak — the travel planning site that aggregates rates for flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages — to find the minimum price travelers have to spend in the month of August on a double room.

The hotels and inns taken into account must have been rated at least two stars and must be close to the beach.

A stay in Montauk came in as the most expensive in the survey, with an average nightly rate of $312 for the cheapest double room. Nantucket was not far behind, with a rate of $285.

Star Staff
August 3, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

P. and D. and D., and J. Ehrlich, to S. and A. Rosenberg, 40 Shore Road, .57 acre, June 23, $2,825,000.

D. and J. Yamner to M. and M. Wade, Trust, 87 Cliff Road, .41 acre, June 8, $1,292,500.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

R. and R. Villency to APAK L.L.C., 318 Mitchell Lane, 2.8 acres, June 14, $8,150,000.

Polo Court L.L.C. to SJASZDG L.L.C., 3 Polo Court, 1.91 acres, April 19, $7,600,000.

C. Halsey to Town of Southampton, 1956 Montauk Highway, .74 acre (vacant), June 7, $600,000.

J. Loeb and Goldfein Trust to 351 Job’s Lane L.L.C., 351 Job’s Lane 1.4 acres, June 7, $5,250,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

Baylis Greene
July 27, 2017
“Are these art?” asked more than one visitor to a recently vacated gallery space in Amagansett. No, they're Budnitz bicycles.

“Are these art?” That was the question from more than one visitor to the gallery space above Grain Surfboards in the old Amagansett Applied Arts building recently, where in a long back room of creaking floorboards and whitewashed walls five gleaming Budnitz bicycles were lined up for display, wheels tilted just so, like so many Harleys in front of a biker bar.

Jamesine Staubitser knew exactly what the gawkers meant. “They’re just so pretty,” she said Sunday afternoon, having met a viewing appointment barefoot, fresh from the beach, her blond locks a salty thicket. The floor models ranged from what looked like brushed stainless steel with seat and handlebar grips of leather to a striking royal blue to sleek all black.

Star Staff
July 27, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

S. and L. Epstein to M. and G. O’Donnell, 28 Stony Hill Road, May 31, $3,300,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

C. Quintanilla, to D. Trentacoste Trust, 145 Sea Farm Lane, .45 acre, May 31, $1,745,000.

CVR First L.L.C. to Martin and Marlene Silver, 88 Birchwood Lane, .87 acre, June 2, $3,212,800.

Rivers and Deshuk (by executor) to SHD Properties L.L.C., 141 Maple Lane, .67 acre, Sept. 6, $2,150,000.

T. Solomon, to Shabto and Scharfman-Shabto, 41 Jennifer Lane, 1.92 acres, June 1, $5,200,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

Diamond T Limited Partners to Sand Highway L.L.C., 15 Middle Highway, 14.6 acres (vacant), April 18, $4,500,000.

Jackie Pape
July 27, 2017
The Town and Country report, which compares home sales reports year to year, was released on July 18.

According to data from Town and Country Real Estate, one of the firms that has released its home sales report for the first half of 2017, the total number of home sales across all Hamptons markets decreased by 1 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same time period last year. That said, total home sales volume, or the cumulative price of home sales, and median home sales price both increased.

The Town and Country report, which compares home sales reports year to year, was released on July 18. The company uses three criteria to monitor home sales: number of home sales, median home sales price, and total home sales volume in dollars.

Star Staff
July 20, 2017
L’Occitane, a beauty skin care company, will take over East Hampton’s Bhumi Farms this weekend.

L’Occitane at Bhumi

From today until Sunday, L’Occitane, a beauty skin care company, will take over East Hampton’s Bhumi Farms, with proceeds supporting the farms efforts to donate organic produce to New York City charities. L’Occitane made an exclusive product assortment for the weekend, which will feature fragrances, home essentials, skin care, and body care. There will also be on-site hand massages, beach tote decorating, and free samples when shoppers tag @loccitaneusa on Instagram. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 131 Pantigo Road.


A New Partner

Star Staff
July 20, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

S. Graziano and H. Evans to Top Down Management, 34 Deepwood Lane, 1.75 acres, June 5, $1,575,000.

R. Steckowski (by executor) to W. and J. Gauger, 110 Oak Lane, .36 acre, June 2, $701,100.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

G. and G. Tudisco to Bridge Hill Lane L.L.C., 9 Bridge Hill Lane, 1.05 acres, May 18, $2,475,000.

Millstone Homes L.L.C. to Millstone 586 L.L.C., 586 Millstone Road, 4.59 acres (vacant), May 9, $1,175,000.

Alev Equities by referee to Retained Realty Inc., 8 Shady Path, 1.05 acres, June 5, $2,576,300.

CVR First L.L.C. to H. and L. Rothberg, 71 Birchwood Lane, .71 acre, May 24, $2,986,900.

 

EAST HAMPTON

Christopher Walsh
July 19, 2017
As of its soft opening on July 10, East Hampton has a new purveyor of beer, soda, juices, mixers, and other goods. Sam’s Beverage Place, at 29 Race Lane, is the bright and inviting retailer that now occupies the former Pritam and Eames furniture store.

As of its soft opening on July 10, East Hampton has a new purveyor of beer, soda, juices, mixers, and other goods. Sam’s Beverage Place, at 29 Race Lane, is the bright and inviting retailer that now occupies the former Pritam and Eames furniture store. 

The “Sam” in Sam’s Beverage Place is Sam Iden, who is 23 and formerly worked at Peconic Beverage East in East Hampton (now Hampton Beverage). On Tuesday, he was at work with Thomas Burke, his assistant, and Kurt Moller, the store’s assistant manager.