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Happy #HumpDay! Much like Kelly Ripa, we’re back. The long national nightmare is over, people. And look at how much we’ve missed, in one short week! There are tulips blooming, boats in the harbor, healthy types training for the Shelter Island 10k. One thing we don’t see anymore: The Sloppy Tuna’s Facebook page, where a co-owner once famously ranted that the wild Montauk bar would not be re-opening this season due to “unforeseen chaos and back room politics.” We’ll miss those loose lips.
Meanwhile, in better behaved business news…
Charlie Whitmore, who has been running his gardening and landscaping business for 50 years on the East End, will be passing the torch this season to sons Matias and Chico, according to the Sag Harbor Express. The Amagansett business, pictured above, will also be changing its name to Charlie & Sons, which we quite like (especially since we always confused it with Charles Widmore, the villainous character on Lost.) “My sons have come of age under my direction,” Whitmore tells the Express. “They’re in their mid 20s, have expressed interest in the business and it’s time to acknowledge that.” Succession planning, well played.
Cork and Jug, the well-named liquor shop in Hampton Bays, reports that its cocktail of the month is the “Cork at Sea,” which includes cognac, rum and velvet falernum (a staple of many Caribbean drinks)…
Backbar Grille, the Hampton Bays joint, is getting jiggy with it and will feature live music tonight from Out of the Blue, an acoustic duo made up of Erin Chase and Beth Dennison, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Impressively, considering it’s only Wednesday, BBG’s happy hour begins at 3 p.m…
You have approximately three days left to catch the “Love of the Land (and Sea)” photography exhibit by Dawn Watson, a.k.a. Hamptons Party Girl, at the Montauk Library. When not partying, Watson is apparently taking pictures of the East End landscape, which you can also view on her photo website.
In transportation news….
A hoped-for Hampton Jitney stop on Mill Road in Westhampton is apparently not happening (yet), according to 27East.com. The Westhampton Beach Village Board is tabling the discussion while it evaluates parking issues. Meanwhile, travelers will still get off at the Jitney stop at Casa Basso restaurant on Montauk Highway… Meanwhile, you might consider the helicopter. Our friends at Curbed Hamptons report that you can use the Jetsmarter app to arrange your pickup, as long as you pay an annual fee of $9,675 and a one-time initiation fee of $3,500. Where does the Jitney stop again?
Social Media Quote of the Day
“All about onesies.” — Ethel & Row, the children’s boutique in Bridgehampton, posting this cute photo to Facebook. Sadly, these do not come in adult size.
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