Elli’s Country Store owner Amanda Ellioff gets her pizza ovens ready (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
When Bella Vita Pizzeria quietly closed its doors about two weeks ago, it appeared that the people of Shelter Island would have to go without pizza, but that’s when local businesses sprang into action.
“As soon as I heard they were closing I had a meeting with everybody,” said Amanda Ellioff, owner of Elli’s Country Store. “We said, ‘all right , we’ve got to make pizza, we have to make this happen!’ ”
Kyle’s on Shelter Island is trying something new this summer. Weekend evenings, Kyle’s will be open for dinner. This new venture is the result of husband and wife team Fritz Beckmann and Allison Katz, who are excited to be joining the Shelter Island community. The couple has entertained the idea of a restaurant business on the East End for some time now, and says this opportunity came “at the perfect time.” (more…)