Developer Richard Behmoiram pets one of his horses in the Estates at Royalton barn. Residents will be able to board their horses here if they do not wish to house them in their backyards. (Credit: Rachel Siford)
The equestrian community is getting a new home on the North Fork.
The 11-unit Estates at Royalton development is breaking ground on Cox Neck Road in Mattituck. These houses will be connected by a bridle path to a state-of-the-art equestrian center, for horse lovers and non-horse lovers alike.
“This is the first place of its kind on Long Island,” said developer Richard Behmoiram. “The North Fork is agrarian, so it’s a nice fit; the horse community fits into the farming community.”(more…)
Mattituck Marketplace’s produce department features a new look. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
For those seeking fresh seafood, a prepared meal or prime-cut meats, the Mattituck Marketplace is now the perfect place to grab all three.
Following a four-month renovation project that is nearing completion, the supermarket has added new departments and expanded on the offerings of the former Waldbaum’s.
“The store didn’t carry products full-time and part-time residents of the [North Fork] wanted,” said Richard Grobman, president of Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets — the chain that owns Mattituck Marketplace. “Those people, the customers and the non-customers, want more of a selection in organic and specialty in all departments: meat, produce, dairy and groceries throughout the store.”
Local seafood restaurant Buoy One, which has locations in Riverhead and Westhampton, will run the fresh fish and seafood department, said Grobman said.
Cooking will be done in-store to create prepared foods for shoppers to bring home and serve.
“More and more people are looking for more leisure time,” he said. “They’re not wanting to spend time in the kitchen, they want more prepared food to buy and put on the table. And they want fresh fish instead of the usual supermarket items. So we try to give them what we thought they would want.”
Buoy One general manager Denyse Baggot said the entire menu will be available at the supermarket and will feature clambakes, sushi and shrimp cocktail. The company has recently begun bottling glazes, sauces and seasonings, which will also be sold there.
Love Lane First Fridays returns this week. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)
First Fridays are back!
On the first Friday of each month from May through October, the merchants of Love Lane and Pike Street in Mattituck invite everyone to stroll, taste, sip and shop during the First Fridays block party event. Now in its third year, the first event is set for Friday, May 5.
And this year, all-day deals are extended to other businesses in the hamlet and beyond. (more…)
David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
It’s that time of year when businesses re-open for the season on the North Fork, announcing changes and outlining plans for the future. But for a pair of Mattituck businesses, those future plans will include new owners. (more…)