East End Business Book: Deckline Opens After Fire; New Indoor Mall Under Construction

Also, an East hampton Outdoor business closes up shop.


Outdoors Store Going Out of Business

After 17 years in business on the South Fork, but only five months in East Hampton, the Outdoors store will close up shop at the end of next month. 

Barry Adelman, the owner of the store that moved to East Hampton Village after losing its lease in Amagansett last year, said he is not doing enough business in its new location to justify the rent — $10,000 per month. 

A clearance sale has begun, and will continue through Sept. 29.

"I thought the location would be better," Adelman said of the storefront at 30 Park Place, off Reutershan's parking lot. 


Deckline Teak Back in Business Following Fire

A late-night fire Monday that decimated the second floor of Deckline Teak in Bridgehampton barely slowed down the business, which reopened Wednesday.

Owner Donald Mendres said Thursday afternoon that the second story is closed off, but it is still business as usual otherwise.

"We're open and ready for business," he said. 

Most of the furniture was stored in containers and unaffected by the blaze, Mendres said. Though, there are special discounts due to the fire.

The Montauk Highway teak furniture store is open daily through the end of September. Then Mendres heads to Bali, where he has a factory that employs 130 people, until he opens the store back up in March.


Construction Commences At Former Bowling Alley

On Wednesday afternoon, chain link fence was being installed at the former Westhampton Beach bowling alley as part of a project to transform the building into an mini indoor mall.

Sunset West, LLC, which owns the building, received permits earlier this year to develop the 20,000- square-foot building, complete with a 50-seat restaurant.

Once finished, the building, located at 78 Sunset Avenue, will also feature, 2 offices, two wet stores, and 6 retail shops.


7Bus Now Servicing BoltBus Routes From Riverhead

Customers looking to book a trip to New York City on the BoltBus from Riverhead have found that the 7Bus company has rebranded the line.

Mike Schoolman, president of 7Bus, said that his company had originally had a license agreement with BoltBus, which ran from December through June.

"We came to an amicable resolution with BoltBus, but we decided to rebrand and go with our own company," Schoolman said.


Behind The Vines: One Woman — And Her Daughter — Create A Legacy

Thirteen years ago, Gabriella Purita remembers kneeling with her mother, Claudia Purita, and her sister Maria, in the middle of a blazing hot summer marked by blackouts — hand-planting vines in the Southold soil.

Today, those vines have grown and yielded a harvest, just as One Woman Wines & Vineyards, located at 3195 Old North Road, has continued to flourish.


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