The store’s concept is one that I think has merit and potential, but no one has gotten it quite right yet. Stores like this have either been poorly staffed, poorly placed, too large or run by individual wineries, which often leads to poor selections. (more…)
Empire State Cellars will close at the end of the year. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
After opening up shop in Tanger Outlets in Riverhead three years ago, Empire State Cellars — which eventually became the retail location for Peconic Bay Winery and sold exclusively New York State-manufactured wine, beer and spirits — will close at the end of the year.
Tanger General Manager Janine Nebons said on Thursday that ESC’s lease is set to expire at the end of December.
Photo by Rachel Young | Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator.
It’s been a good year for North Fork Chocolate Company so far, and the fall looks even brighter. This month, the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer will launch its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.
“We’re very excited and happy to do something local for the community,” said owner Ann Corley. “It’s a new niche. There’s nothing like it here at the food court.” (more…)