Behold! Here is the building in East Hampton where fitness guru Tracy Anderson and business partner Gwyneth Paltrow will be sculpting our bodies into lithe forms of suppleness. Or something like that. (This dispatch is half fantasy, half legitimate business news.)
The 3,000-square foot space, located in a prime spot off Main Street, with sweeping views of the Waldbaums’ parking lot, is scheduled to open this Memorial Day weekend, according to Anderson spokesman Steven Beltrani. It will occupy a space that has seen a bevy of short-lived tenants in recent years, most recently Raul Carrasco interior design and before that, the now-defunct Outdoors store.
Anderson, who leapt to fame on shows like Dr. Oz, pitches an exercise method that focuses on the bodies smaller “accessory” muscles (rather than the larger ones we’ve all heard of). Apparently, Paltrow tried the workout nearly a decade ago, after giving birth to son Moses, and was hooked. The two became business partners, despite about a foot difference in their height. (We’re not kidding – check out this picture.) This is not Anderson’s first venture in the Hamptons…she has a studio in Water Mill that will remain open.
Keep Calm, It’s Taco Tuesday
So enough with the fitness stuff. Not sure when #TacoTuesday became a thing, or who invented it, but we thank whoever did. Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton is hosting Taco Tuesdays every week beginning at 5 p.m. as part of its weeknight “Hamptons Theme Nights.” To note, for anyone who’s had cheap tacos and beer at lesser establishments, Chef/Owner Todd Jacobs is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, who uses organic and locally grown produce as much as possible. (His partner Lillian, a yoga teacher, inspired the restaurant’s prana menu.) Cost for the Taco Tuesday indulgence is $22 for adults and $12 for kids under 12, plus tax and gratuity.
No loos for yous in Amagansett
The Wall Street Journal had fun yesterday with Amangansett’s public restroom plight in a page-one piece, “In Tony Hamptons Community, Plans for Potties Get Flushed.” As the paper noted, the community has attempted to site, finance and build a municipal restroom for 17 years. Basically, there’s always some grump who doesn’t like the latest proposal. Now, daytrippers are clogging the library’s loos, sullying neighboring fields — or pestering local shop owners. The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce got involved in 1994 when merchants began lamenting, “How many times do I have to hire a plumber?” according to Marina Van, executive director. Two decades later, they’re still lamenting. Perhaps relief — in some form — will come soon.
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