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Star Staff
June 22, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

J. and K. Wirth to Venice II L.L.C., 154 Cranberry Hole Road, 1.53 acres, May 15, $3,900,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Fairhills One L.L.C. to Sheffield Capital, 6 Shady Path, .95 acre, April 7, $4,050,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON

G. Doomany to S. Meyer, 197 Stephen Hand’s Path, .88 acre, April 18, $905,000.

D. Wilson to 13 Scallop L.L.C., 13 Scallop Avenue, .55 acre, April 27, $650,000.

Kruger Industrial Smoothing to DCAR L.L.C., 8 Albertine’s Lane, .67 acre, April 27, $2,400,000.

J. Chambers to M. Matza, 135 Bull Path, 1.93 acres, April 17, $1,559,000.

C. and M. Kane to Old NW Bird L.L.C., 41 Old Northwest Road, 4.66 acres, April 25, $2,035,000.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 22, 2017
Two laws adopted last Thursday revise the rules for restaurants and for retail takeout food shops, giving restaurants the ability to seek permission to accommodate more outdoor diners and legalizing seating in food shops, many of which have long had spots for people to sit and nosh, in violation of the town code.

While business owners face the onset of summer with plans to maximize their earnings in the busy season, the East Hampton Town Board has been seeking to head off some of the traditional summer headaches — community disruption caused by busy commercial establishments — as well as to ease up on some restrictions to businesses.

Two laws adopted last Thursday revise the rules for restaurants and for retail takeout food shops, giving restaurants the ability to seek permission to accommodate more outdoor diners and legalizing seating in food shops, many of which have long had spots for people to sit and nosh, in violation of the town code. 

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
Local Business Notes

Fancy.com at Montauk Beach House

This weekend the Montauk Beach House is hosting fancy.com, a New York e-commerce site, for a three-day shopping event showcasing various products and retailers across fashion, beauty, fitness, nutrition, home, and more. 

The photo-sharing web store and mobile app will have items on hand from such vendors as Parker NY, Neat Nutrition, Schiller Bikes, Red Carter, Jurlique, Bella Vita, DishesOnly, Kiwano, and LifeBEAM. Ric Pipino, a “celebrity hairstylist,” will be on hand to work his magic, too. 

The event will happen Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Entrepreneur Award

Star Staff
June 15, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

ARG SPV IV L.L.C. to Jasper Wolf L.L.C., 9 Southwood Court, 2.12 acres (vacant), April 28, $1,300,000.

M. Beldock (by executor) to Brohaus, L.L.C., 45 Abram’s Landing Road, .54 acre, April 27, $1,600,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Merchants Path L.L.C. to 25 Merchants L.L.C., 25 Merchants Path, 1.84 acres (vacant), March 28, $850,000.

Hampton 30 L.L.C. to A. and M. Brody, 30 Chester Avenue, .33 acre, April 28, $3,432,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

C. Lipomi (by executor) to Beyond Builders Inc., 172 Springy Banks Road, .35 acre (vacant), April 14, $375,000.

J. Furth to T. Stack-Babich, 24 Duke Drive, 1.18 acres, May 4, $1,350,000.

Christopher Walsh
June 8, 2017
Fifty years after its opening, John’s Drive-In continues to serve the burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream for which it is known and loved by residents and visitors alike.

As Montauk has witnessed profound change in recent years, characterized by the sale of family-owned businesses to individuals and corporations from out of town, a notable sign of consistency stands firm at the corner of Main Street and South Emery Street.

Fifty years after its opening, John’s Drive-In continues to serve the burgers, fries, milkshakes, and ice cream for which it is known and loved by residents and visitors alike. For the former, stepping inside the restaurant is akin to time travel: The menu is virtually unchanged from those of 10, 20, or 40 years ago, as are the seating and décor.

Star Staff
June 8, 2017
Local Business Notes

Chaser on Main

Chaser, a Los Angeles clothing brand, opened a new pop-up store at 75 Main Street in East Hampton Village. The brand describes itself as a “contemporary clothing line dedicated to the evolution of style” that mixes “European taste-makers with casual modernity.”

The East Hampton location is Chaser’s second retail store and its first on the East Coast, but it is in department stores and online at places like Shopbop and Revolve. The shop sells clothing for women, men, and kids. It will be open through October in East Hampton, Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Flying Point Flies East

Star Staff
June 8, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

K. Brand to Bridge Hill L.L.C., 19 Bridge Hill Lane .92 acre, April 19, $2,000,000.

J. Bocos and R. Oben to B. Frank, 82 Sea Farm Lane .27 acre, March 30, $1,230,000.

F. and E. Russo Trust to E. Lederman, 4 Ludlow Green, .65 acre, April 17, $1,455,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

A. and A. Testa to M. Parlato, 260 Abraham’s Path, .41 acre, April 20, $1,150,000.

M. Lester to 515 Huntting Avenue, 43 Miller Lane West, 1.25 acres, March 31, $995,000.

H. De Castro to M. Carlozzi, 25 Three Mile Harbor Road, .5 acre, April 10, $643,500.

132 Town Lane L.L.C. to W. and L. Heicklen, 132 Town Lane .56 acre, Dec. 5, $1,825,000.

Jackie Pape
June 8, 2017
After 16 years at the Southampton Village location, the Stevensons turned their vision of opening a second store into a reality.

Lobsters in lounge chairs, a grizzly bear driving a Tesla, and squirrels eating off a barbecue. 

While this sounds like plausible satire to describe Hamptons summer antics, this storefront window is just a mere glimpse into the fairyland within Stevenson’s Toys in East Hampton. 

Though many toy stores are disappearing with the prevalence of online shopping, the owners of Stevenson’s, Roy and Polly Stevenson, are expanding. After 16 years at the Southampton Village location, the Stevensons turned their vision of opening a second store into a reality. Their new store opened last month at 66 Newtown Lane. 

Isabel Carmichael
June 8, 2017
Suzi Wilson, who worked as a personal stylist at J. Crew in East Hampton for 12 years, has moved to What Goes Around Comes Around, a shop also on Main Street that carries what it calls vintage women’s clothing, where she will be the personal stylist and general manager.

Suzi Wilson, who worked as a personal stylist at J. Crew in East Hampton for 12 years, has moved to What Goes Around Comes Around, a shop also on Main Street that carries what it calls vintage women’s clothing, where she will be the personal stylist and general manager. 

Ms. Wilson studied art in London, where she grew up, and taught it for a while before opening three London dress shops, for which she also designed clothes. She recently told a visitor that she had worked with avant-garde and high couture designers in the London of the 1980s and 1990s, and they all used to exchange ideas in a casual, congenial atmosphere. She moved to the U.S. in the late 1990s and said she is now “delighted to be joining the team” at What Goes Around Comes Around.

Star Staff
June 1, 2017
Local Business Notes

New on Newtown 

A new clothing store has arrived. After a successful pop-up in East Hampton last summer, Anthony Thomas Melillo has opened his second brick-and-mortar store, ATM, at 20 Newtown Lane. The store will highlight the brand’s minimalist approach to style, according to a release. Men’s and women’s pre-fall 2017 collections are featured, as well as items available only in the store. 

Big Flower’s Back

Star Staff
June 1, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

T. Fantini and Trusts M. and T. to Jaffe, 82 Hedges Lane, .49 acre, April 17, $3,150,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

B. Dennis and C. Rocco to M. and L. Kass, 590 Lumber Lane, 1 acre, March 24, $4,350,000.

Francese and Flannery to 67 Lockwood JV L.L.C., 67 Lockwood Avenue, .32 acre, April 10, $1,353,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

L. Schaefer (by devisee) to 41114 L.L.C., 41 Route 114, 1 acre, April 19, $2,400,000.

Star Staff
May 30, 2017
Hampton Luxury Liner was busy over Memorial Day weekend, its first since making a come back under new ownership.

Hampton Luxury Liner was busy over Memorial Day weekend, its first since making a comeback under new ownership. 

In February, M&V Limousines Ltd. of Commack acquired Classic Coach, which has owned Hampton Luxury Liner since 2011. Classic Coach had filed for bankruptcy last year, and its property was put up for bid in September. M&V, which has been in business for 24 years, bought the company’s client lists, computer hardware and rights to the software, and gained all the rights to its trademarks, according to Mark Vigliante, M&V's president and chief executive officer.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 26, 2017
A fire rendered the Safelite AutoGlass building in Bridgehampton unusable for now, but it has not stopped business.

A fire rendered the Safelite AutoGlass building in Bridgehampton unusable for now, but it has not stopped business. Safelite, which does windshield repair and replacement and has been in operation in Bridgehampton since 1980, was back up and running just three days after the fire. 

Safelite has set up temporary facilities in the parking lot of the damaged store. The company mobilized its "catastrophe resources," erecting two tents employees can work under, according to Bruce Millard, a vice president of digital and customer innovation. Eight people are employed at that location.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

J. Ursini to J. Conroy, 637 Lazy Point Road, 1 acre, March 17, $637,500.

M. Cinque to 15 Golf Club Drive, 15 Golf Club Drive, 2.05 acres (vacant), April 12, $1,200,000.

Balasses House Antiques to 208 Main Street AMG, 208 Main Street, .45 acre, March 7, $2,375,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

Carissa Katz
May 18, 2017
In a dining room full of East Hampton employers, about six raised their hands when asked at an East Hampton Business Alliance breakfast last Thursday if they use the H-2B visa program to bring in seasonal foreign workers.

In a dining room full of East Hampton employers, about six raised their hands when asked at an East Hampton Business Alliance breakfast last Thursday if they use the H-2B visa program to bring in seasonal foreign workers.

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

AMAGANSETT

A. and J. Bacchi to M. Bacchi, 49 Mulford Lane .15 acre, March 24, $500,000.

M. Ronson to R. and A. Walton, 3 Osprey Road, .17 acre, March 31, $1,450,000.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Blumenfeld + Fleming, a Montauk marketing and design firm, racked up 14 awards in the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards Competition.

Fourteen for B + F

Blumenfeld + Fleming, a Montauk marketing and design firm, racked up 14 awards in the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards Competition. The company won platinum awards for print and radio ads for Southampton Hospital and Landscape Details, and for a new website for Eyeking, a sunglasses maker.

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

Venice II L.L.C. to Lily Hill Holdings, 7 Stony Hill Road, 2.2 acres (vacant), Feb. 10, $3,000,000.

G. and T. Smith to E. and K. Flatow, 60 Oak Lane 1.12 acres, Feb. 27, $2,250,000.

R. and S. Horan to 175 Atlantic L.L.C., 175 Atlantic Avenue, .75 acre, Feb. 17, $2,300,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

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

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Bridge Inn L.L.C. to BHBH 2668 L.L.C., 2668 Montauk Highway, 1.53 acres, March 17, $1,775,000.

W. and C. Rutkoske to 584 Paul’s Lane L.L.C., 584 Paul’s Lane .94 acre, March 2, $4,150,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

M. Messemer to M. Nichols, 5 North Cape Lane .63 acre, March 1, $849,000.

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

AMAGANSETT

P. and A. Barnes Trusts to T. Barton-Smith, 100 Stony Hill Road, 2.5 acres, Feb. 21, $2,475,000.

Fontanals and Rasmussen to D. and C. Ratcliffe, 9 Deep Wood Lane, 1.69 acres, Feb. 15, $3,175,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON

IRVSAB L.L.C. to J. and P. Boggs, 1055 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 2.5 acres, Feb. 17, $1,175,000.

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

AMAGANSETT

Sandpiper Trust 2012 to S. and J. Zelin, 6 Sandpiper Lane, 1.3 acres, Feb. 20, $7,000,000.

 

EAST HAMPTON 

S. Frankel to S. Davies, 15 Wooded Oak Lane, .55 acre, Feb. 28, $1,595,000.

SunTrust Mortgage to T. Ly, 121 Springs-Fireplace Road, Jan. 18, $329,900.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

C. and B. Fiala to D. and S. Goldring, 50 Timber Trail, 1.95 acre, Jan. 17, $1,535,000.

R. Scully Trust to A. and S. Sall, 205 Marine Boulevard, .53 acre, Jan. 20, $7,600,000.

BRIDGEHAMPTON

Two Trees Farm Development to M. Aviles 10 Two Trees Lane, 1.8 acres (vacant), Jan. 30, $3,150,000.

EAST HAMPTON

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 6, 2017
Kimco Realty, which owns the Bridgehampton Commons, is hoping to make way for a new discount retailer in the 220,000-square-foot shopping center, which would offer men more options when it comes to clothing and shoes.

Kimco Realty, which owns the Bridgehampton Commons, is hoping to make way for a new discount retailer in the 220,000-square-foot shopping center, which would offer men more options when it comes to clothing and shoes.

Star Staff
April 6, 2017
The prices below have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

AMAGANSETT

T. Ziegler (by administrator) to 5 Phelan Court L.L.C., 5 Phelan Court, 1.84 acres (vacant), Jan. 18, $580,000.

S. Graboski to T. Connors, 50 Bay View Avenue, .33 acre (vacant), Jan. 4, $475,000.

R. Ricker Jr. and Brescia to A. Bocchino and Washburn, 36 Private Road, .87 acre, Nov. 16, $2,645,000.

 

BRIDGEHAMPTON