AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Bella Vita restaurant on North Ferry Road is closed for business.
BY CHARITY ROBEY and AMBROSE CLANCY
Bella Vita, the pizzeria on North Ferry Road in the Center, closed because the tenants didn’t renew their lease.
That’s one of the few facts the landlord and tenant agreed on in interviews this week with the Reporter. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A typical holiday gift basket fromTable of Content where two local women will now be managing the shop.
It has been more than two years since the specialty store Table of Content opened its door on North Ferry Road in the Center. Now, it’s adding a couple of local flavors to its bill of fare.
The store, still owned by Kimberly Auth, will be managed by two long-time Islanders well known to their neighbors — Mary Boeklen and Laurie Eckhardt. (more…)
A secretary answers the phone at a North Fork insurance agency Monday afternoon, but her voice is so hoarse she can hardly speak.
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is following national trends
If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.
With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.
In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Last year’s race, with ducks racing (well, almost) on the surface of Chase Creek, being cheered on toward the finish line.
It’s not the Kentucky Derby. It’s not even the Soapbox Derby, but in many ways it’s more fun. (more…)