Ashley Rutkowski (left), Jackie Wilsberg and Chelsea Chalone in Love Lane Sweet Shoppe. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
For more than a decade, Jackie Wilsberg has been the warm, familiar face behind the counter at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe in Mattituck. Wilsberg and her husband, Bill, purchased the business in January 2009 with the goal of keeping the longstanding candy and gift shop as charming as it’s been since opening in the 1980s.
Lifelong Mattituck residents, the Wilsbergs often visited Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, which had moved around a couple locations on the street before settling in its current 11,000-square-foot space in 1996. They brought their two daughters to shop for sweet treats and Beanie Babies, developing a relationship with the store’s previous owners throughout the years. (more…)
We live in a digital age, but Garden City native Lisa Glover is a proponent of sending handwritten cards — especially for no particular reason.
“Ever since I was a kid I used to always send cards to friends, family and co-workers — just because,” Glover said. “A lot of stores don’t have a ‘just because’ section in their card department. There’s always anniversary and birthday cards, but finding cards that are ‘just because’ are kind of hard to find.”
Glover spent her childhood summers in Southold, where her aunt and uncle have a home. She drew inspiration from those idyllic North Fork days for the first collection in her new “Just Because Notes” card line. (more…)
As part of the Taste North Fork promotion, Love Lane in Mattituck will be the site of Taste Love Lane festivities on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 9-10. Meet the Farmers Market as well as Meet the Merchants will help celebrate Veterans Day Weekend. Participating merchants will honor veterans by donating a portion of the weekend’s proceeds to the veterans organization Strongpoint Theinert House.