Victoria Collett and Nick Nicolino inside their store, The ClearingHouse in Greenport. The pair announced that they will soon close the business. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The ClearingHouse consignment store in Greenport is closing, and all Italian Bombay chests and English-style wormwood bookcases must go.
The First Street store, known for its high-end secondhand home furnishings at rock bottom prices, will close sometime by the end of the year, according to its owners, Nick Nicolino and Victoria Collett. The pair announced the closure in September, but have yet to set a final day.
Collett and Nicolino opened a Greenport location, an offshoot of their business which was located in Southampton at the time, on Main Street in 2006. They quickly outgrew that space and soon moved to their current 7,000-square-foot, two-story storefront, garnering a loyal following on the East End along the way.
“We are a very unusual store,” Nicolino said. “It blew people’s minds to come here and see all this stuff.” (more…)
Construction at The Menhaden in Greenport began Monday, nearly two years after the new hotel was first proposed for the corner of Front and Third streets.
The three-story building, which overlooks Mitchell Park, will include 16 hotel rooms, a 49-seat restaurant and retail space, said Kristen Pennessi of Front & Third LLC, the company behind the proposal.
A unicorn walks in Greenport’s March of the Goblins and Hounds Halloween parade. (Credit: Madison Fender)
Kids in costumes an dressed-up dogs made their way through Greenport Village on Saturday for the annual March of the Goblins and Hounds parade.
The march began at Floyd Memorial Library and ended at Mitchell Park. The event was sponsored by the Greenport BID in partnership with Floyd Memorial Library, Greenport Village and the Greenport Parent Teacher Organization.
See the photos from contributing northforker photographer Madison Fender below. (more…)
Members of Greenport Rotary took its miniature train on the road Saturday for the Greenport Maritime Festival parade. The group hopes to set the train and its station up on Moore’s Lane. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The “Greenport Express” made its public debut last weekend in the annual East End Maritime Festival parade, where the Greenport Rotary Club put the miniature train’s locomotive and three cars on a trailer and paraded down Front Street.
“This is kind of the kickoff right here,” Rotarian Joe Cherepowich said afterward. (more…)