1. Developer: Kosher Deli Has Sights on Westhampton Beach
A new kosher luncheonette may be on the horizon in Westhampton Beach after the Beach Bakery and the The Hampton Synagogue broke ties in October, leaving virtually no kosher options.
2. Cow Palace Opens
A new butcher shop, called Cow Palace, opened its doors in January, replacing Dean's Country Market in Westhampton Beach, which had been in the upscale meat business for 31 years.
The 1,000-square-foot Westhampton Beach shop, located on Mill Road, is the fifth retail outlet store that owner Tino Masotto's family has opened — Their flagship, 10,000-square-foot enterprise is located in Rocky Point with other stores in Middle Island, Moriches and Patchogue.
3. Hurricane Chiropractic Aims to Educate
Wanting to eventually move his family to Westhampton beach, Dr. Joe Labbadia, of Patchogue, moved his Calverton-based chiropractic office to Westhampton in Feb and re-named it Hurricane Chiropractic.
Dr. Labbadia, a father of three, officially opened his new office at 1 Montauk Highway in January and said so far he has received a welcome reception.
4. Hampton Bays Resident Starts Organic Cleaning Company
A summer job as a garden designer to get through college led life-long Hampton Bays resident Brittany Phillips to start a new business in March — Bella Vida Organic Cleaning.
Phillips, who graduated with an English degree from St. Joseph's College, said the gig as a garden designer made her realize how much she loved nature and would like to see it preserved for future generations.
Westhampton Beach native Dr. K.J. Malone moved back home in September to open a new chiropractic office in the village he loves.
The new office, called Essential Chiropractic, located at 204 Montauk Highway, is professional and relaxed, said Malone.
6. Hampton Art Space: Bringing Art to Hampton Bays
With an artistic flair, Jacqueline Maloney worked to bring some life back to Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays with a new business, called Hampton Arts Space, which will open at 21 W. Montauk Highway on Valentine's Day.
Fisherman's Quarters, formerly known for its late night crowd, got a new owner in March — Ray Sweeney, who also owns 4 N Main Gallery in Southampton Village, purchased the bar, renovated it and gave it a new name.
8. New Manufacaturing Company Opens in Westhampton
The red ribbon was cut on a new manufacturing business in Westhampton in March. The business, called Head Line Brand Products is selling and manufacturing all-natural sunscreens, lip balms, hand cleaners, deodorizers, and tattoo balm, all with customized labels.
9. Sweet Andy's Cookies Opens Storefront
The smells of freshly baked cookies, breads, cakes and pastries started to fill the front of Sweet Andy's Cookies on Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach in early June— on Memorial Day weekend, owners Andy and Lissa Terry officially opened for retail.
10. New Dance Studio Aims to Be Part of the Community
Erin Judd, of Riverhead, has taught dance across Suffolk County, from Riverhead to Selden to Cutchogue, but in September, she decided that the time is right to branch out on her own and when she found a space on Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach, she went for it. Called Studio East, Judd said her studio, which has an open, warehouse feel, aims to give her students a sence of home and community.
11. East Quogue Residents Release Children's Clothing Line
Anyone with a child knows that first day of school is usually a hard one. There are sometimes tears and a few parent's desperately try to pry their children off their pant legs. This is what happened to one East Quogue couple, who say they have a solution or at least something that has the potential to help make the day a little easier for children. In June, they started a new business called, Pocket Frenz.
This summer, a new company called Adventure Paddleboards, based out of Hampton Bays, made a big splash in Westhampton, Hampton Bays and Montauk. With a love of surfing and the water, Cherryle Bradley, a professional dancer and amateur surfer, and Ed Croce, a 30-year surfer and owner of Best Buy Signs in Hampton Bays, teamed up to start the company that offers paddleboard rentals.
After a long-haul selling real estate in the Hamptons and in New York City, Hampton Bays resident Beth Bongar decided enough was enough. She wanted to spend the rest of her life, doing something that she loved — making people laugh. She launched her new business, Laughing Yoga, NYC in June.
14. Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room Coming to Westhampton Beach
Just two months after opening an oil and vinegar tasting room business, called Vines and Branches, in the heart of Greenport, Rita Winkler decided to expand into Westhampton Beach. The store front opened in June.
15. Healthy Cupcake Business Launches in the Hamptons
There are a number of cupcake businesses around the Hamptons from Sweet Jenny's in Westhampton Beach to the Water Mill Cupcake Company in Southampton, but Cynthia Sachs, of Westhampton, says her new cupcake business, Hamptons Cupcake Lounge, offers something a little different — healthy cupcakes with a flair.
14. Indian Cove Opens as Cowfish
The former Indian Cove restaurant in Hampton Bays reopened as Cowfish in May. The new restaurant, is owned by Rumba owner David Hersh and his wife, Rachel, and features simple and affordable steaks and seafood dishes.
15. Good Ground Yoga to Open in Hampton Bays
Fulfilling a long-time dream, Leslie Pearlman of Hampton Bays opened a new yoga studio at 107-5 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays in May.
16. Good General Store to Open in Westhampton Beach
With at least two businesses closing their doors on Main Street before last season got underway, one Westhampton Beach resident decided to take his chances and open a new business, called, Good Westhampton.
17. New Theatre Program Shoots for Center Stage in Hampton Bays
Wanting to give all kids the opportunity to shine, Selina Pasca, of Hampton Bays, says open a new theatre company, called the Bay Theatre Company in June, which will focus on basic theatre skills and improvisation.
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