Here’s a look at some of the top business stories that made headlines this past week in and around your community
One of the last agricultural pieces of properties in East Hampton Village is on the market for the first time in more than 300 years. The Gardiner Home Lot, a 3.7-acre parcel at 36 James Lane, is listed for $12.95 million, The New York Times reported. The property, which has frontage on Maidstone Lane and is across from Town Pond, has two houses on it. Gardiner Windmill, next door, was deed to the Village of East Hampton and restored in 1996.
In March, Westhampton Beach residents will be able to grab a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee on Montauk Highway. The new Dunkin' Donuts is being built in connection with a project to relocate True Value Hardware a few doors down to 223 Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach. According to the developer, Paul Pawlowski, the old photo shop and a single family house was torn down to make room for the True Value Hardware and Dunkin' Donuts shop, which will both be located in a new 12,000 sq. ft. building.
Recent rumors of an alleged wine shortage have got vino lovers stocking up across the globe. After a report by the New York Post this week that the industry was "under-supplied by roughly 300 million cases a year — the worst dry spell in 50 years, the research firm Morgan Stanley claims," some panicked.
It has been four months since a fire raged through the Athens Grill on East Main Street in Riverhead, gutting the business and giving owner John Mantzopoulos time to take stock and reflect on his life.
This past Saturday, Mantzopoulos, taking a break from helping his close friend and fellow Main Street business owner Ray Pickersgill with renovations to his salon, looked back at the past — and into the future.