Daily Bee: Copious Row Applies Paint. Plus, Rhubarb is Hot.

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Happy Thursday! The folks at the new Copious Row shop in Sag Harbor are putting the final touches on the exterior (in fact, one was mulling paint chips in a nearby parking lot as we took the above photo this morning.) For what it’s worth, we like the blue. Matches the sky. But hey, we’re business journalists, not designers. Don’t listen to us.

The shop, at 27 Washington Street, marks the first brick-and-mortar location for Copious Row, which heretofore had been an online-only destination for the discerning male shopper, a place where one could find “rare and specialized items that are not commonly found”….like hexagon Jonathan Adler socks, for instance. It should come as a relief, for the fitful male shopper who is pulling out his hair, that the Copious Row in Sag will carry Karl Lagerfeld candles (phew!), Alexandra Von Furstenberg home décor items and Troubadour luxury goods.

Founder David Chines (who we think is old enough to own his own store) previously worked at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, managing social media for Givenchy and Kenzo. We’re interested to see how he uses social media to promote the new store, which is set to open mid-April.

The shop is well-located, in terms of chic, as it occupies the former JED antiques shop location, next to Ruby Beets.

Adieu, Coffee Tauk. Hello, Left Hand

Our friends at Curbed Hamptons report that a new espresso bar called Left Hand will be opening Friday in the spot formerly occupied by the awesomely named Coffee Tauk (*sigh, we’ll miss that). That said, “Left Hand” is certainly an intriguing name for an artisanal coffee brewer. They always do things a little differently in Montauk…are we right? In any event, Left Hand at 83 S. Elmwood Ave. plans to serve drips, blends, a lot of ice coffee drinks for the summer crowd, and of course, teas.

Rhubarb is the next big thing

Good news for rhubarb farmers (and there’s actually quite a few of you on the East End): The latest issue of Edible East End declares this the summer of rhubarb-based cocktails. Writer Laura Luciano experimented with quite a few combinations using the stalky stuff (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it…). A line from the article: “The Rhubarb Fizz, with Wölffer sparkling dry white cider and the rhubarb simple syrup, tastes like an apple-rhubarb pie and looks glorious in a Champagne flute.” Sign us up! Skip the triangular leaves, though…they’re poisonous.

Local rhubarb growers include Briermere Farms in Riverhead, which has five full acres dedicated to rhubarb.

We hate to disappoint you…

….but Jay-Z, in fact, is not buying The Hampton Bee. We are delighted that many of you actually thought our preposterous April Fool’s prank was real. We appreciate your confidence.

The Hampton Bee is taking off Good Friday and the holiday weekend, but will be back next week. Send us your tips about area businesses at thehamptonbee@gmail.com.


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