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East End Business Notebook: Montauk Restaurant on the Market for $21M

On the North Fork, another popular eatery will be operating under new ownership.

EAST HAMPTON

, at the head of the harbor in Montauk, is on the market for $21 million.

Located at 541 East Lake Dr., the property has the largest commercial fishing dock on the East End at 200 feet with more than 28 deep water boat slips, according to Commercial Real Estate of Long Island.

"Inlet Seafood is one of the most important and unique waterfront properties in Montauk and is available for sale for the very first time," the statement read adding that there are many options for a buyer including building a private yachting club or marina or private residence.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Although there are no hard statistics yet, Erin Finley, owner of on Main Street in Westhampton Beach and head of the said she is hearing that most merchants are seeing more foot traffic and sales this year.

"Business is fabulous this summer, up 20 to 30 percent over last year," she said adding, "Right now, on a Wednesday in the middle of the week, my cafe is full. People are waiting on line and it's been this way all summer."

"Everybody is pretty happy," concurred Joyce Gilbert, administrator at the . "Hotels and motels are booked every weekend and the rainy weather at the end of July really helped retailers and restaurants."

SOUTHAMPTON

Wendt Mixes Natural Elements, Patterns, Pizazz for a Knock-Out Party

Ron Wendt is an expert at throwing parties worth remembering.

For parties designed by his company, Ron Wendt Designs, floral arrangements and plants play a large part in the event design. So do contrasts created by incorporating and contrasting textures, patterns, colors and surface quality, and mixing natural elements with the manmade.

No matter the occasion, the event design should incorporate the owner’s personal style and goals for the party, said Wendt, who splits his time between New York City and Bridgehampton.

“The greatest thing that a guest can say to the owner is, ‘This is so you,’” he said. “I can consider it a success if I can relay a message and have the owner’s personality come through. It’s the greatest thing to do.”

NORTH FORK

, a popular Mattituck eatery, appears to be under new ownership.

Friends and family were sending well wishes via Facebook on Tuesday to Carolyn Iannone, congratulating her on taking over as the new owner of the restaurant, which became a community staple under the guidance of owners Michael Avella and his wife Patty Avella.

RIVERHEAD

Riverhead residents eager for a strike will soon be able to don their bowling shoes at the brand new .

The alley, near the intersection of Route 25 and Route 105, is expected to be open for business in less than two weeks, according to Johanna Chester, event sales manager.

Chester was manning a booth at last weekend's where residents took their chances and spun a wheel to win prizes including free games and discounted appetizers. Parties are already being booked at the new alley, according to signs at the booth.

local Business owner September 18, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Is the new bowling alley bad for our local bowling alley. Ours is a dump.?

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