Elizabeth Sweigart spends her days surrounded by hundreds of items, each with its own story to tell. The 26-year-old said she’s always been drawn to old things, whether it be a vinyl record or antique piece of clothing.
It still shocks her, she said, that nearly four years ago she opened her own vintage shop in Greenport selling many of those items.
“It was pretty spontaneous,” Sweigart said. (more…)
Alexandra Bussi, store manager at Taste the East End, behind the counter at the Riverhead store. (Credit: Lauren Parker)
What happens when you turn the back half of a 1957 Ford truck into a cash wrap focal point of your boutique? Consumers will take photos, post them on Instagram, and new customers will find their way into your store organically. (more…)
The Pitted Olive in Jamesport has closed. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The Pitted Olive in Jamesport is no more.
The specialty olive oil and vinegar shop opened on Main Road in Jamesport in summer 2014 and closed its doors Dec. 31, 2016. There, owner and Jamesport resident Linda Durgan offered olive oil tastings, olive-themed gifts, drinkable vinegars and even an olive oil refill program. (more…)
Given his background in film and graphic design, Jon Demo never envisioned spending his days making candles in his basement. Now, however, the Mattituck resident hopes to make a name for his business, Wick and Wine Candle Company, at shops and boutiques across the country.
Since last year, Demo, 31, has been creating soy wax candles contained in repurposed wine bottles. He currently offers 10 wine-scented varieties, which are sold wholesale to local stores and vineyards.
“I wanted to make a candle that was special,” he said.(more…)