The former home of Dockside

Well, looks like Sag Harbor doesn’t have Il Mulino to look forward to – but they’re still going more for the high brow with a Michelin-starred chef. According to the NY Post and Page Six, award-winning chef Melissa O’Donnell and Kittch are bringing their sea-to-table pop-up experience to the space that was formerly Dockside in the American Legion building. While it may not be the low-key casual restaurant we were all hoping for, at least the space won’t remain empty. Let’s just hope this doesn’t end up being a case of “close, but no cigar.” After 2 other attempts to find a tenant, it seems that the third time MAY FINALLY be the charm. Sag Harbor Kitchen is coming soon.

Meanwhile, in Sag Harbor it could be a bit of a brouhaha brewing. Jack’s Coffee which actually owns 117 Main St. where Love Shack Fancy was once housed has decided to take up residence and give the village an extra jolt of caffeine. In case you’re not aware, that’s right next door to Goldberg’s Bagels which sells coffee and Sylvester and Company which sells my fave Dreamy Coffee. So look for a lot of jittery pedestrians this summer in Sag Harbor.

The New Mavericks in Montauk.

Exciting news for Montauk foodies! Mavericks, a new restaurant, is set to open its doors today, featuring local chef Jeremy Blustein at the helm. Located at the site of the former “East by Northeast” the team has spared no expense in renovating the space (it took almost 2 years), promising a top-notch dining experience. With Bluestein’s impressive background as executive resort chef at Gurney’s, it’s no wonder early reviews are calling it “phenomenal.” This is definitely a spot to check out for those looking for a taste of Montauk’s culinary scene. For those interested in learning more about Mavericks and its menu offerings, be sure to check out their website at With the buzz surrounding the restaurant’s opening, it’s sure to be a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Sag Harbor Love Shack to Become Coffee Klatch at Latham House…and ATTENTI Shoe Lovers!

I caught wind of some good gossip out of Sag Harbor: UNCONFIRMED RUMOR HAS IT… The famed 1790-built Peleg Latham House, listed by Brown Harris Stevens for $5,999,000 and current home of pink and wispy women’s clothing store LoveShackFancy, just sold to Jack Mazzola, owner of Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee. I wonder if the B-52s get a cut? After all, Fred Schneider is no stranger to these parts.

Unfortunately for Mazzola, I’m also hearing LoveShackFancy—”She’s a dreamer, a lover, elegantly ethereal, and romantic at heart…”—might not want to give up their lease. And why would they? Located at 117 Main Street, Latham House is one of Sag Harbor’s most historic and iconic buildings.

From Brown Harris Steven

The three-level, 3,162-square-foot federal-style home offers more than 1,150 square feet of prime retail space and a Main Street-accessible residence with exposed wood beams, seven custom brick fireplaces and beautifully aged hardwood floors. And while it’s old, Latham House isn’t short of luxury and pomp, including a spacious living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, full bath, laundry and butler’s pantry on the first floor. Jack will have to supply his own butler, but it’s nice to know Jeeves would be well supplied. This place exemplifies old-world charm, with history oozing from every exposed brick and venerable wood beam.

Outside, the backyard features a spacious brick patio, gunite pool, private garden and manicured landscaping.

The BHS listing started at $7,999,000 in January 2020, dropped to $6,995,000 last July and finally landed at an irresistible $5,999,000 in February.

Italian Fashion Comes to EH, Twice

Speaking of new business, two of Italy’s most recognizable fashion brands, Gucci and Tod’s, now have spots in East Hampton Village. 

Shoe biz and more in East Hampton!

Passersby in EH will have seen the pink flowers and Gucci logos filling the windows at 17 Newtown Lane, which used to house Club Monaco. Renovations are underway behind those covered windows, and soon the flower motif will give way to displays by one of the fashion world’s most seminal designers. Watch for updates, including the opening date.

Meanwhile, just down the block at 47 Newtown Lane, Tod’s is open for business selling shoes, belts and other fine Italian leather goods in the former home of Tory Burch.

Everyone is waiting for what’s going to be a gangbuster summer, and with Europe still off limits it’s sort of a foregone conclusion. Hamptons shopping is back, baby.