It started with a spark and became a night of blazing suspense! Lulu in Sag Harbor which was the site of a fire last month will reopen it’s doors today at 6pm! In case you
missed it, the fire started in a small storage closet on the 81st floor and jeopardized party goers on the top floor “Promenade Room.” But thanks to the quick thinking fire chief O’Halloran and the architect Doug Roberts who evacuated the party goers by rigging the scenic elevator, a breeches buoy and finally by exploding water tanks on the roof lives were saved! Wait, err… that was the Towering Inferno! Ok, after a kitchen fire and repair for some smoke damage, Lulu in Sag Harbor will be open once again to diners starting tonight at 6pm.
While we just had a killer weekend in the Hamptons with warm temperatures, sunny skies and enough people you’d think it was 4th of July weekend…. the real story this past week was in Sag Harbor. No, I’m not talking about the overly dressed folks with neck damaging bonnets strolling around Main Street. I’m talking about the stuff that makes a difference and not with a chiropractor.
First of all the big story was the fact that the Sag Harbor Cinema was optioned for purchase by a non-profit group known as The Sag Harbor Partnership. The group is hoping to make it into a local media and arts center, with screening rooms, classrooms
and an arts movie theater. One way they’re trying to reach their multi-million dollar purchase price is through donations. While there has already been at least one pledge of $1 million from one very generous supporter, the group is also welcoming more humble contributions.. One way you can contribute and for a lot less zeros in your checkbook is to head to Sylvester and Co. on Main Street in Sag Harbor and purchase one of these chic little chapeaus. The “Sag” hat is selling for $29.00 and for each hat purchased $5 will go toward saving the cinema. Hey, they’re chic they’re limited edition and they’re for a good cause. But if you’re one of those fancy pants who is worried about the whole memorial day and white thing, relax white hats will be in stock by the end of the month.
Another stir in Sag Harbor is about the new restaurant at the site of the for
mer Doppio (that wasn’t an editorial comment about management of the failed establishment… they really named it that). Wall Street big wig Marc Rowan from Apollo Management and the man behind Duryea’s in Montauk and Arbor is staking his claim in the village with “Lulu.” From what I’ve been told and read in “other publications” the vibe will be more casual with a menu of American fare featuring foods from a wood burning oven such as pizza, chicken and local fish. It works for me. So, if you’re wondering if the new restaurant will have a chic new look… you bet cha’. I took a snap quick pick the other day and here is your look at Lulu. Look for an opening in the next two weeks and if you want to check their website… here it is. They also have a facebook page with updates and information.
Finally while you may be wanting to rush to LULU or to buy your hat at SYLVESTER AND CO., I’m telling you that’s a bad idea. The village recently installed 20 m.p.h. signs throughout town. So slow down and don’t say I didn’t tell you. They mean business in Sag. Besides aren’t you here on vacation anyway????????? TIME TO SLOW DOWN FOLKS!