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#TGIF! Disclaimer: We have a hard time reporting the following news with any objectivity, because 1.) The Hampton Bee’s headquarters is in Springs and 2) we never met an everything bagel we didn’t like. But we’re hearing rumors that a Goldberg’s Famous Bagels is moving into the former Barnes Country Market on Springs Fireplace Road, pictured above, at some indeterminate time in the future. Short of our children being born, this is quite possibly the most joyous we’ve ever felt. As with all things real estate, we’ll see if this actually happens. (A Goldberg’s source tells us the deal is “definitively” on.) But for the love of god it better happen.
Thank you, Hampton Bee Instagram followers, for alerting us to this development! (Don’t follow us yet? You are missing out. Click here.)
Om Om Om
The Kadampa Meditation Center has opened a lovely new facility in Water Mill, complete with a sunny, Buddha-statue-filled meditation room and a book store. (If you’re like us, you desperately want to meditate, but can’t figure out how to suppress your Type A personalty genes long enough.) Drop-in lunchtime meditaters are welcome, on weekdays, 12:15 p.m to 12:45 p.m.
On With the Show This Is It
The Sag Harbor Cinema, the most prominent victim in last December’s fire, will rise again. The nonprofit Sag Harbor Partnership has struck a deal to buy the theater’s remnants from its long-time owner, Gerald Mallow, for $8 million, according to the Sag Harbor Express. The partnership’s Nick Gazzolo and April Gornik say they’re launching a fundraiser to close the deal and finance the renovation (probably another $5 million). Conclusion: It is expensive (but worthwhile!) to fix a burned down theater.
On tap for for the weekend..
Here are a few things we can practically guarantee, if you’re in the Hamptons this holiday weekend:
- Any restaurant that is open, especially if it’s fancy, is likely having an Easter brunch/dinner/special. It would be silly for us to list them all here. That said, we like the sounds of dinner at 1770 House in East Hampton…
- There will be large terrifying Easter Bunnies at various locations in the Hamptons, all set to either frighten (or more optimistically) delight small children. Topping Rose in Bridgehampton plans this one. And here’s the murderous looking one from Montauk’s Eggstravaganza. We fervently hope there will not be one at Marders Easter Egg hunt on Saturday at 11 a.m…
- It’s also Passover this weekend…so this is an excellent time, if you’re non-observant and not restricting yourself to matzah, to partake in Goldberg’s Famous Bagels (who, believe it or not, did not sponsor this post in any way; we just really like the everything bagels)…
Social Media Quote of the Day
“Summer gardens are made in the spring.” — Tony Peters’ Town & Country Property Management, sounding profound in this lovely Instagram photo. No plans this weekend? Better get gardening. Time is ticking.
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*This post was updated to reflect that actual Passover observers do not eat leavened bread.