So ever since Urban Archaeology in Bridgehampton was shuttered and its giant antique sculptures auctioned off in New Jersey, we have wondered: Who’s going to move into that primo space?
The building, designed by Sag Harbor architect James Merrell, is a 4,000-square-foot piece of commercial real estate that’s strikingly handsome (at least, in our estimate….but as we’ve noted before, we’re business journalists, not designers — don’t listen to us). Sure, the parking lot is a little hard to find, and it’s not on Main Street, exactly — but what’s not to like?
Louis K. Meisel, the Manhattan art dealer and Hamptons resident who owns the building, says he’s being very selective about who moves in (and might be getting close to signing a deal with a “very interesting” tenant, after fielding interest from a half-dozen parties). “I am definitely going to wait for the right tenant,” he says. “It won’t be just another furniture, clothing or food tenant.”
Ok. So it’s probably not Chipotle. We’ll let you know if we hear more.
Get your goat on
Tonight at Almond restaurant in Bridge, Executive Chef Jason Weiner will prepare a five-course menu featuring locally raised goat (!) paired with Channing Daughters and Paumanok wines. One wonders what goes with goat — white, red…maybe rosé? In any case, we hope these guys — the critters who handled last year’s pesky weed problem — aren’t the ones on the menu tonight. For the record, we do love goat curry. If you care to partake in the feast, which will be served family-style (just don’t tell the kids what you’re eating), make a reservation at 631.537.5665 or on Open Table.
Realtors with the mostest
Well now. Christie’s International Real Estate has named Brown Harris Stevens as its affiliate-of-the-year, which sounds like a big deal. The real-estate brokerage, which services the Hamptons and North Fork, won the honor in Christie’s medium-market category. “We are honored to receive this prestigious international award, which recognizes our longstanding success,” says Aspasia G. Comnas, executive managing director of the local Brown Harris Stephens realty. The award ceremony was in Beverly Hills (of course it was) and here is a lovely photo on BHS Hamptons’ Facebook page.
No beach for you
Lastly, the East Hampton Village says non-resident beach parking permits are SOLD OUT for the 2015 season. Suckahs.
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