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East End Business Notebook: Sound Avenue Farm Hopes to Quell Traffic

Also this week, a former Wall Street bigwig put his East Hampton estate on the market again, and Riverhead Raceway reaches out to the community.

East End Business Notebook: Sound Avenue Farm Hopes to Quell Traffic

Our East End Notebook, a wrap-up of the week's news from Greenport to Riverhead to Montauk, recaps each Patch site's most compelling story. Below, we bring your our weekly business wrap-up, so you're in the know on which businesses are coming and going in the area. 

Let us know if you have any news tips you'd like to see reported by emailing your local Patch editor. And for the small business owners out there, one way to market your business is by claiming your Patch directory listing.

SOUTHAMPTON

Pottery Barn to Take Over Former Saks Space

After being vacant for nearly two years, a new tenant has been found for 1 Hampton Road in Southampton Village, the former Southampton Town Hall and more recently a Saks Fifth Avenue store.

Pottery Barn has signed a lease and preparations are being made so the homegoods store can move in next year, confirmed landlord Robert Rattenni.

Rattenni, of Rox-Central Realty Corp. in East Hampton, said he bought the building in July 2002 from a European investor group, when Saks was in the middle of a 20-year lease lasting through December 2011. 

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

New Dance Studio Aims to Be Part of the Community

Erin Judd, of Riverhead, has taught dance across Suffolk County, from Riverhead to Selden to Cutchogue, but she recently decided that the time is right to branch out on her own and when she found a space on Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach, she went for it.

Called Studio East, Judd said her studio, which has an open, warehouse feel, aims to give her students a sence of home and community.

RIVERHEAD

Riverhead Raceway Makes Donation to Town

The first of over 70 trees donated to the Town of Riverhead by Riverhead Raceway was planted at the town's animal shelter, to provide comfort and shade, on Friday.

Other trees will be planted at other locations around Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said.

The trees were a gift to the town by Riverhead Raceway, who sponsored a June event in conjunction with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing's Green Clean Program. The NASCAR program kicked off in 2009 to help mitigate carbon emissions produced by racing, planting 10 trees for each green flag that drops. 

EAST HAMPTON

Former Lehman Brothers' CFO Erin Callan has listed her East Hampton Village home on the market — yet again — according to  Curbed Hamptons

The 1912 Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe-designed house is back on the market for $3.95 million.

Saunders Real Estate describes the 7 bedroom, 5,500 square feet gambrel-style house as being recently renovated with "elegant panelling and molding thoroughout," harmonizing the original home and new additions. There is a "grand staircase to second floor sleeping chambers," a professional kitchen, informal dining area, formal dining room, and bay windows overlook the rose garden. It also includes a heated gunite pool and 2 acres of expansive lawns and garden vineyards.

NORTH FORK

After a year working with the Southold Town Planning Board, Ed Harbes said he’s ready for a busy 2012 fall harvest with a better parking / traffic flow plan at all three of his agritainment sites on the North Fork.

Harbes, founder of the Harbes farm standcomplexes in Mattituck and Jamesport and a 12th generation of Harbes to farm on the North Fork, has implemented measures such as placement of fencing, directional signage, the creation of new grass parking areas, and staff to direct drivers to those parking lots in order to alleviate roadside parking and minimize haphazard pedestrian road crossing — a situation that caused traffic jams and potentially dangerous public safety issues during last year’s harvest.

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