07/10/19 6:00am

Owner Chinita Hard is using General Good as a platform to help others. (Credit: Kate Nalepinski)

One woman’s passion for social service has prompted her to open a pop-up retail shop in Greenport – devoted to giving back.

General Good, located across from the IGA, partners with more than 30 businesses that donate funds, shelter, food and jobs at equitable wages to underrepresented or underpaid individuals.  (more…)

05/14/19 6:00am

Susan Hansen Fasano and Laura Hansen in their Main Road shop on Monday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Vintage furniture and home goods shop Pearl Cottage is returning to Southold for an extended stay. Specializing in a mix of old and new with decidedly “creamy and dreamy” aesthetic with modern Scandinavian influences, the new Main Road shop is currently undergoing renovations ahead of a planned Memorial Day opening.

If the name rings a bell, it might be because Pearl Cottage first made its North Fork debut in the fall of 2016, in the form of a pop-up shop at the former Reichert Family Center on the Main Road in Southold. Though it only lasted a couple months, owners and sisters Laura Hansen and Susan Hansen Fasano had a feeling they’d be bringing the business back.

“We immediately fell in love with the area,” Susan said. “It is a warm, friendly community. We knew we wanted to come back.” (more…)