10 Top New Businesses to Open On North Fork This Year

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Here's a round-up of some of the new business that set up shop on the North Fork this year. 

1) Wednesday's Table Open for Business in Southold: After months of anticipation, Wednesday's Table, a new choice for sandwiches, soups, and other fare, has opened in the Feather Hill Shopping Center in Southold. The business, owned by sisters Lena Tanzi and Linh Trieu, opened on Dec. 1.

Her sister, Tanzi said, has experience in restaurants and fine dining; Trieu lives in Peconic and Tanzi divides her time between Southold and Brooklyn.

Coming from New York, where variety is plentiful, the sisters aimed to bring a diverse menu out to the North Fork, for customers who aren't always looking to sit down to a full meal.

Some of the international choices on the menu include a Greek gyro; a Vietnamese Bahn Mi, a roast pork shoulder or lemongrass chicken sandwich topped with vegetables; and a mushroom truffled grilled cheese, served with caramelized onions, fontina cheese and gruyere cheese on sourdough. Another popular selection, Tanzi said, is the eggplant Caprese sandwich. 
Soups, salads and traditional New York bagels are also on the menu.

2) Chef Keith Luce Purchases North Fork Oyster Company:  Award-winning chef Keith Luce embarked on a new culinary journey in March with an announcement of the purchase of the North Fork Oyster Company in Greenport. NoFo Hospitality Holding LLC, a new company whose majority shareholder is James Beard award-winning and former White House Chef Luce, announced not only the purchase of the North Fork Oyster Company -- but the creation of a new dining destination in Greenport, including Main, Meet, Prep, and Nosh. Main closed suddenly for the winter in December; it was not immediately clear when the businesses will reopen for spring.

3) Adagio Day Spa Opens in Cutchogue: Just in time for Mother's Day, a new spa dedicated to upscale yet affordable pampering opened its doors on Main Road in Cutchogue.

Owner Karen Catapano, whose business ventures with her husband Dr. Michael Catapano, also include the Catapano Dairy Farm in Southold and STAT-Health Walk-in Medical Care, directly in front of the new spa in a shopping plaza, said her goal is to bring upscale spa treatments at an affordable price. Adagio, which means "slow movement" in ballet terms, offers individuals an opportunity to unwind as they pamper their bodies and soothe their minds.

4) New 'Beauty Bar' Changes Lives in Southold: Beauty is more than just skin deep.

That's something that Aquebogue resident Allison Rappa, who opened her new business, The Beauty Bar, on Dec. 3 in Southold, firmly believes.

"Opening my own beauty shop has been a lifelong goal and dream of mine. I hope to bring a smile to the faces of woman by enhancing the beauty they already possess," Rappa, 34, said.

5) Two New Sushi Restaurants Open On Front Street: First, came Sakura in May, followed by Front Street Sushi in August.

6) Blue Duck Bakery Opens Greenport Location: The newest Blue Duck Bakery location opened in August in Greenport on Front Street — with a public celebration and a visit from the Blue Duck himself.

According to Nancy Kouris, who owns the Blue Duck Bakery locations with her husband Keith, the grand opening, at 130 Front Street in Greenport, was a weekend-long celebration.The bakery offers artisan breads, as well as cakes, cookies and other offerings, and joins locations in Southold, Riverhead, and Southampton.

7) New Diner Opens Doors in Southold: Greenport resident Ethel Quillin celebrated her 91st birthday with her sister Bev Lehr on Friday with a lunch at the brand-new Six Three One eatery, which opened on Aug. 1. 

The pair were some of the first customers to head to the brand-new diner, opened by Archie and Pat Dellaportas at the site of the former JD Steakhouse on Route 25 in Southold. The couple also owns the popular  Bel-Aire Diner in Long Island City, Queens.

On the menu, said Pat Dellaportas,  is "mostly diner food," with everything from burgers, chops, fish, steaks, and sandwiches to frappes, cappucino, and a full bar — as well as a full breakfast selection.

8) Fortune Teller Sees All — In Greenport, At Least:  A first-ever fortune teller hung up her shingle in May on Front Street in Greenport and offers a full array of psychic services.  Pamela Reed said she's a New Age spiritual psychic who helps clients to heal and rise to their full spiritual potential. 

Rees offers palm, Tarot, psychic, and crystal readings as well as aura counseling. A combination reading is another option. 

9) New Kontokosta Winery Tasting Room Pours First Drink: Long Island Wine Country got a new tasting room in June when The Kontokosta Winery in Greenport, which sits atop bluffs overlooking the Long Island Sound, officially opened its doors to the public. 

The 62-acre winery, which has been in the works for several years, offers tours, $10 individual tastings, group tastings and events, including weddings, as well as wine club memberships. 

Bottles of Kontokosta wines are also available for sale in the new tasting room with 3,000 cases expected to be available annually. 

The winery is the vision of two brothers Michael and Constantine Kontokosta, who also own the Harbor Front Inn in Greenport and Cove Place Inn in Aquebogue.

10) New Wine Tasting Room Opens in Cutchogue: Osprey's Dominion winemaker Adam Suprenant opened up the tasting room for his private label, Coffee Pot Cellarson Main Road in Cutchogue this spring.

The label, crafted with grapes purchased by other local growers, offers a merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and Meritage red blend, producing about 750 cases per year.

Suprenant, who has been at Osprey's Dominion for over 10 years, created Coffee Pot Cellars – named after a lighthouse off the tip of Orient Point – in 2011.The tasting room is across the street and just east of Peconic Bay Winery, in the former space of Brown Harris Stevens, at 31855 Main Rd.
Gracjan Majkowski December 29, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Beauty Bar all the way!! That is number 1!!!


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