05/08/17 6:15pm
Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

North Fork visitors are used to tastings of merlot, cabernet franc and chardonnay.

But how about a flight of pecan caramels, marshmallow squares and toffee bark with almond and dark chocolate?

Hampton Chocolate Factory, which opened a Westhampton Beach storefront one year ago, is expanding to Greenport this summer. The new shop will be located at 117 Main Street, right next to Claudio’s.  (more…)

05/05/17 6:00am
Aldo's greenport

Aldo Maiorana inside Aldo’s Coffee Company in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Aldo’s Coffee Company has been a Greenport staple for over three decades and now owner Aldo Maiorana is looking to fulfill one of his dreams to open a second location in Greenport.

An application for a proposed retail sales store will be before the Village Planning Board Thursday night. Maiorana, in a telephone interview Wednesday, said the new location would be an extension of Aldo’s and he referred to it for now as “Aldo’s too.’

“I’ve been excited for many years and we’re finally ready,” he said. (more…)

05/04/17 6:01am

It’s Thursday night in Greenport Village and something that could be mistaken for a sea monster is lying on the Railroad Dock behind the East End Seaport Museum.

The crimson beast was pulled, fighting and squealing, from the 45-degree water and laid on the dock, where it eventually turned white and met its demise.

It’s squid season in Greenport Harbor. (more…)

05/03/17 6:02am
VSOP Projects

Jonathan Weiskopf inside his new Greenport gallery, VSOP Projects. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A new space that is part contemporary art gallery, part lifestyle store and in part a location for community-driven art initiatives is coming to Greenport Village.

VSOP Projects, which will be a multi-use contemporary art space, a year-round exhibition program and a boutique, is expected to open on Front Street later this month. It is owned by artist Jonathan Weiskopf. (more…)

04/27/17 6:05am
The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

The restaurant at the Sound View hotel will soon open with a Manhattan chef at the helm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, inset — courtesy photo)

A New York City-based chef and the co-owner of a highly rated West Village restaurant will operate a Soundfront restaurant in Greenport this summer.

Galen Zamarra, chef and partner at Mas (Farmhouse), will oversee food and drink at the Sound View hotel including the soon-to-open restaurant The Halyard. A June opening is expected. (more…)

04/27/17 6:02am

Art has been a part of Kelly Franké’s life for as long as she can remember.

Her father was an illustrator who worked from their Babylon home and Franké, now a Greenport resident, recalled building a makeshift fort under his desk where she would sketch while he worked.

It inspired her to pursue her own career in art. (more…)