03/24/17 12:30pm
Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. The store could soon open a second location in Greenport.(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck. The store could soon open a second location in Greenport.(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Two Mattituck businesses are looking to expand to Greenport, northforker has learned.

The owners of both The Village Cheese Shop and Goldberg’s Famous Bagels have plans to open locations in Greenport Village. (more…)

03/23/17 6:00am

A family-owned business in Greenport for more than four decades, Bruce & Son reopened March 10 after six weeks of renovations.

“I think we tried to maintain the coziness and the charm of the place but updating it, changing it, simplifying it,” co-owner Scott Bollman said.

Mr. Bollman has been a chef and partner in the restaurant, previously known as The Cheese Emporium by Bruce & Son, for seven years. Last September, he and his wife, Kassata, purchased the business from his father, Bruce Bollman. They decided to undertake renovations to give the spot a better feel as a restaurant setting, making it less crowded and more suited to their vision of an all-day brunch spot.

“It feels like home now,” Ms. Bollman said.

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03/16/17 12:32pm

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A proposed deal to sell Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport has fallen through and the owners of the iconic eatery will return for another season when opening day kicks off on April 6.

“At this point, many people know we had listed Claudio’s for sale for the first time ever and have been actively engaged with an interested group for the last year or so,” said co-owner Bill Claudio in a statement. “Those discussions did not end successfully and our family has turned now to getting up and running for a fabulous 2017 season.” (more…)

03/07/17 6:05am
A beer is poured from a tap at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.'s tasting room in Peconic. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A beer is poured from a tap at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s tasting room in Peconic. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

If you’re into art and beer, a visit to Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. is in order.

The brewery’s latest exhibit, Tide+AL, will debut with an opening party at its Greenport location Saturday, March 18, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event will also mark the release of the brewery’s latest beer, Tidal Lager, an Eastern European-style lager. (more…)

02/17/17 10:38am
Shelley and Chelsea Scoggins. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Shelley and Chelsea Scoggins. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Established 30 years ago this March, The Market is both a village grocer, providing healthy food options and personal care products, as well as a café. Both areas of this Front Street shop offer organic ingredients and minimally processed (clean!) foods.

The Market was born from owner Shelly Scoggin’s desire to find a healthier way of living for her family. At the time she had a new baby on the way and finding a source for organic food options on the North Fork was nearly impossible. That’s when she knew it was the right time to open her market.

Today, you’ll find a wide variety of organic produce, vitamins, personal care products and gluten-free foods on the shelves. The Market’s menu is creative and spans breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as smoothies and desserts. We chatted with Scoggin in the corner of her café one afternoon at lunchtime and found out more about this gem of a health food store and eatery. (more…)