Thursday’s Daily Bee: Hello Collette. Goodbye (Temporarily) to Springs General

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Happy Almost Weekend! Well now. A familiar name is coming to Bridgehampton: Collette, the New York designer consignment store that already has locations in Southampton and one smoke-damaged one in Sag Harbor. The new Collette, which will focus on home goods, is taking over the now ghostly Urban Archaeology building at Butter Lane. “In terms of home accessories, we’ll sell midcentury modern to antiques to outdoor and patio,” says owner Tisha Collette. “We’ll also have a lot of table tops.” The store is scheduled to open as close to March 1 as possible, she says.

Meanwhile, there’s no official decision as to what will happen to Collette Sag Habor, a victim of December’s epic fire. “Right now, I’m basically on hold,” Collette says, adding that she’s waiting on answers from her landlord, insurance company and village officials. “It could be anywhere from three months to a year.”

For all those who like a good sale, Collette is permanently closing her Southampton’s home goods store (on 25 Hampton Road), in preparation for the move to Bridge. “We’re having a super-duper closing sale, from now till whenever we leave,” she says.

Get your chocolate croissants while you can….

Springs General Store, everybody’s favorite go-to shop in Springs (even Jackson Pollack once settled his grocery bill there with a painting), is closing for renovations after end of day Friday. The store’s proprietor Kristi Hood says the building’s owner is rewiring the place and replacing the flooring. How long will it take? “Who knows!” she says. “Maybe 3 weeks.” This is a long time to go without our morning coffee, dammit. But we look forward to the new floors. More good news: Everything is half-price thru Friday.

On tap for the weekend

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival, which we normally don’t write about until closer to fall, is celebrating its silver anniversary and kicking off 25 Years: 25 Films this Friday at Guild Hall. The featured film is The Piano, which memorably stars Holly Hunt (spoiler alert!) as a mute pianist losing her finger in New Zealand. It’s OK, it’s OK — Holly still has her finger, people. Details here
  • Indian Wells Tavern is optimistically hosting its “Halfway to Summer” party this Friday at 10 p.m., with $4 Montauk cans, $6 shots and music by DJ Chile. Cut-off denim shorts welcome. We’re too old to attend; let us know how it goes…
  • Folioeast, the pop-up art gallery taking over East Hampton’s Malia Mills boutique for the off-season, will open the last installment of its Winter Salon Series this Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We attended the last one (along with everyone else in the Hamptons) and happily report the presence of cheese and wine, in addition to great local art…
  • Gurney’s Montauk Resort will host a “Fire & Ice” celebration this Saturday, 8 p.m. to 12 p.m., including an outdoor ice bar and a fire-and-light show by The Fiery Sensations. Sounds promising, and also slightly dangerous. A good combo, especially with cognac. Details here

Social Media Quote of the Day

“When the vegan option is salad.” — Naturally Good Foods & Cafe, picturing this fun disgruntled mutt photo on Instagram. The Montauk eatery (open year-round, believe it or not) assures fans it has “endless vegan options” aside from salad. Phew.

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