07/29/15 8:09am
VSC Food Truck & Vine Street Cafe owner Terry Harwood  (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

VSC Food Truck & Vine Street Café owner Terry Harwood
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Motorists streaming off the South Ferry onto Route 114 may not yet have noticed that orange truck sitting in the parking lot of the Vine Street Cafe. But there they will find a full service lunch spot featuring gourmet hot dogs and more.

“We only started about three weeks ago,” explained Vine Street Cafe chef and owner Terry Harwood. (more…)

07/28/15 12:57pm

Whitehill3_MSThe coffee wars are heating up on Shelter Island as the Chequit’s White Hill Café enters the fray.

“White Hill Café is meant to be a ‘grab-and-go’ coffee house,” explained Chequit General Manager Karl Lopez. Not just a fancy hotel coffee shop, Lopez said the Chequit wants White Hill Cafe to be a coffee destination for local residents as well. (more…)

06/23/15 8:16am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  The Shelter Island Craft Brewery, on North Ferry Road, will remain shuttered for the time being until federal regulations are in order.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Shelter Island Craft Brewery, on North Ferry Road, will remain shuttered for the time being until federal regulations are in order.

The Shelter Island Craft Brewery that opened its doors for a “soft” opening just a few days earlier, promptly closed them last Friday — just before one of the season’s biggest weekends. (more…)

06/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year's numbers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales on Shelter Island spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year’s numbers.

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund numbers that struggled through the first three quarters of 2014 to show an increase over the previous year, are 50 percent higher in the first four months of this year, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)

05/22/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Kate Cunningham and Howard Johansen at Vue.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Kate Cunningham and Howard Johansen at Vue.

Businesses are gearing up for the summer of 2015 to make our lives more interesting, easier and hopefully, a whole lot tastier. The biz buzz this year is on the new and the revamping of some old favorites, as well as the addition of several professional service providers. (more…)