12/06/18 6:10am

Designer Alex Vinash was inspired by skiing the Swiss Alps for the holiday display at American Beech. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Greenport Village storefronts are upping the ante on holiday decorating this season. The inaugural Winter Wonderland holiday walk has united more than 65 local businesses in a spirited holiday display competition.  (more…)

05/08/18 6:10am
Aqua by American Beech

Aqua by American Beech has 18-rooms with a coastal vibe. (Courtesy photos)

The duo behind American Beech in Greenport is opening a new luxury hotel in Aquebogue.

Aqua, an 18-room hotel located at the former Cove Place Inn on Bay Avenue, is currently undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovations ahead of its Memorial Day weekend opening. Owners Brent Pelton and Alex Vinash purchased the beachfront property earlier this year. (more…)

07/18/17 6:01am

Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton inside the American Beech hotel reception and boutique located in Greenport’s Stirling Square. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The revitalization of Greenport’s Stirling Square will be virtually complete with the anticipated opening of American Beech hotel reception and boutique this weekend.

Proprietor Brent Pelton hopes the new 500-square-foot storefront will serve as an inviting spot, enlivening the entrance to the Stirling Square complex which also contains 1943 Pizza Bar, the Italian specialty store Basso, design studio Open Space as well as Pelton’s New American restaurant, also called American Beech.

“It’s really important to pull life toward the front of the square,” Pelton said in a recent interview inside the new space. “I’m super proud and I’m super excited.” (more…)

12/08/15 11:03am
One of five rooms at The Suites at American Beech in Greenport. (Credit: Madison Fender photography, courtesy)

One of five rooms at The Suites at American Beech in Greenport. (Credit: Madison Fender photography, courtesy)

There’s a new place to stay during your Greenport Getaway this winter.

The Suites at American Beech, the chic new inn and restaurant in Greenport’s Stirling Square, began renting rooms in November. The inn sits above the New American restaurant of the same name which opened in late summer.

“The rooms are stylish, self-sufficient and extremely comfortable,” said owner Brent Pelton, who purchased the entire Stirling Square complex in 2014. “There’s personality to the rooms.” (more…)

07/02/15 6:32am
Dennis McDermott of American Beech. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Dennis McDermott of American Beech. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Restaurateur Dennis McDermott has confirmed an opening day for American Beech, his newest Greenport venture.

“We’re shooting for mid-July … -ish,” he said recently while touring the Stirling Square restaurant, which is owned by attorney Brent Pelton and will be operated by McDermott. (more…)