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…)

02/18/15 7:00am
Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Greenport’s Stirling Square, mostly vacant since chef Keith Luce’s multi-venture complex closed shop in 2013, will be fully occupied with tenants come spring, according to the property owner and new tenants.

Nick DeCillis will open Basso, an Italian deli, in the space that most recently housed Luce’s “Nosh.” Designer Joann Brancato plans to open a design studio in the former Kim Elaine’s Hair Studio space. (more…)

02/09/15 6:00am
Dennis McDermott and Brent Pelton inside the Greenport restaurant on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Dennis McDermott and Brent Pelton inside the Greenport restaurant on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Imagine a summer beach cottage.

But add to that thought an outdoor bar, a pergola-covered patio and restaurant seating for about 120 people and you have Brent Pelton and Dennis McDermott’s vision for their new Greenport joint venture.  (more…)