East End Business Book: Whole Foods Set to Open in Wainscott

In Riverhead, Peconic Paddler for sale after 47 years; yoga studio opening in Hampton Bays.

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After 47 years of renting and selling canoes and kayaks to those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Peconic River, Jim Dreeben, owner of the , is calling it a day. 

Dreeben has listed his long-established business with North Fork Commercial Real Estate of Riverhead for $900,000.


The 20-year-old Southampton Business Alliance paid tribute to Gregg and Mitchell Rechler, of Rechler Equity Partners, at their golf outing held at  on May 11. 

During the event, the Rechler's were named as this year's Business People of the Year.

“Gregg and Mitchell Rechler represent the third-generation of a family that has pioneered commercial development on Long Island for over 50 years,” said Southampton Business Alliance President Aram Terchunian.


Fulfilling a long-time dream, Leslie Pearlman of Hampton Bays is opening a new yoga studio at 107-5 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.

"It is something I have wanted to do for a long-time," said Pearlman, who was a Brooklyn-based attorney working for a women's advocacy group, before turning to yoga. 

Good Ground yoga, said Perlman, will officially open on Monday morning and will be offering drop-in rates, as well as multi-class discounts and special offers for area businesses that purchases classes for their employees. For more information, click here or call 594-5050.


Open for the Season: The Loft in Greenport

Melina Angelson and husband, Perry, opened up — the bar / restaurant above the Harbour Front Deli on the corner of Front and First Streets in Greenport — last weekend just in time for Mother’s Day as usual. But a week into her 11th season, Angelson said business is particularly good this year.

“So far it’s been really good, knock on wood,” she said from The Loft’s second-floor outdoor dining area famous for its great views of the village and harbor. “The regulars come back just like the osprey in season.”


Workers at the pop-up Whole Foods Market in Wainscott have been bustling in recent weeks, bringing in refrigerators and shelving and now the market is set to open on Tuesday, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

Doors will open at 8 a.m.

The first-ever  will offer a wide variety of natural and organic food in an open-air environment, making use of the roll-up garage doors.

Located in the former Plitt Ford dealership and garage, next to  and  on Montauk Highway, and will sell seasonal and local food, as well as meat, seafood, bakery, floral and grocery departments.

Barbara Salvarezza May 21, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Does anyone know if Gosman's Restaurant, in Montauk, has been taken over by new owners? bas
tm May 21, 2012 at 06:38 PM
no, just a new chef
Laurie Harrison May 22, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Need a Whole Foods in Riverhead!
Amy Loper May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Yes please bring a Whole Foods to Riverhead!


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