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East End Business Book: New Shops Pop Up in Southampton

East End business news during the week of May 27.

Our , a wrap-up of the week's news from Greenport to Riverhead to Montauk, recaps each Patch site's most compelling story. Below, we bring your our weekly business wrap-up, so you're in the know on which businesses are coming and going in the area. 

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SOUTHAMPTON

On Friday — the start of Memorial Day weekend — several new shops opened for the first time in Southampton Village, capitalizing on the holiday crowds.

Some businesses are summer pop-ups, that will close shortly after Labor Day, but others expect to remain open year round, joining the fabric of the village business district.

EAST HAMPTON

A new year, new locations, and new artists, but East Hampton's pop-up art galleries from last summer are growing more permanent roots and seemingly turning Newtown Lane into an art gallery alley.

RIVERHEAD

New Restaurant on Horizon for Route 24 in Riverside

Residents hoping for revitalization in the Riverside/Flanders area may soon see signs of life.

According to Carll Austin of Colony Realty, the former Pelican Grill building, which has been empty for seven years, may soon have new owners -- and reopen as a restaurant.

The property, Austin said, is in contract, and is expected to "close shortly."

NORTH FORK

By Wednesday afternoon,  Mayor David Nyce said that the village wasn’t even close to a final tally of attendance and money made during this past weekend’s festival. But he was certain the unique event “did better than break even,” he said. Village merchants, from restaurants to retail, said they did indeed have a profitable weekend.

“It was an extremely busy weekend and although the hotel was sold out long before news of the Tall Ships, the restaurant was non-stop with Tall Ships visitors,” said Deborah Pittorio, owner and executive chef at C “I think it was great that local businesses had the opportunity to feed the tourists rather than having outside vendors compete with us.”

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Sydney's Owner Takes Farmers Market Fight to Village Board

Erin Finley, owner of  in Westhampton Beach, has asked the Westhampton Beach Village Board of Trustees to impose a "restraint" on the .

Finley said she sent correspondence to board members after the Westhampton Chamber of Commerce, which runs the market, restricted her from selling her goods at the market. 

"I don't want the board to rescind their permit to operate, but I think they should impose a restraint," said Finley. "As much as I love the farmers market, the village should not sign off on a permit that is restrictive and discriminates against business."


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