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02/25/18 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Capital One bank building is for rent.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Capital One bank building is for rent.

An iconic Island inn on the block, the ongoing effort to sell a second, and a conversion of the former Capital One Bank building into rental space are dominating the commercial real estate market on Shelter Island. (more…)

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02/08/18 9:40am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit Inn, reopened in May 2015 under new owners, is for sale.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit Inn, reopened in May 2015 by new owners, is for sale.

 The announcement by Manhattan real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield that the Chequit Inn is for sale — with an asking price of $9 million — will keep the same management team in place in the event of a sale.

That’s according to David Bowd, one of the Chequit’s managers, who said Thursday that the owners have decided to sell.

But Mr. Bowd and Kevin O’Shea have a long-term management contract and will go forward with new owners in place, Mr. Bowd said

“We’ve had three amazing years,” he added, and there are weddings and other special events booked along with reservations. From a customers’ perspective, nothing will change, he said.

“It’s all good.”

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09/13/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Eye on the Ball assistant columnist Robby Neis with Jerry Cohen.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Eye on the Ball assistant columnist Robby Neis with Jerry Cohen.

This week my 10-year-old cub reporter, Robby Neis, and I traveled to the home of Jerry Cohen for an interview. Robby, who alleges he would like to write, wanted to see what interviewing and writing is all about.

For a first time in that situation, he could not have handled himself any better. He not only sat and listened for an hour and a half, but when he had a question for Jerry, he would always say, “Excuse me.” His questions impressed Jerry, who said that they were usually spot-on.

On the ride home, I explained that usually it’s more difficult to get a story. I told him that although I find most folks interesting, Jerry was easy because he was more exciting than most. (more…)