Business Briefs for March 18, 2021

Obligato is opening a new store in Sag Harbor Village

Coast Hampton Opens in Southampton

Later this month, Laraine Gordon will open Coast Hampton in Southampton Village. The store aims to be a fashion, lifestyle and wellness destination and will be located at 79 Jobs Lane.

“Launching a business during a pandemic has certainly been a unique challenge, but I like a good challenge,” Ms. Gordon said in a press release.

Along with apparel, accessories and décor, Coast Hampton will offer a multitude of wellness products, including essential oils, Kombucha, plant essences, herbal teas and herb-infused salts. Many products will be crafted by local vendors and artisans and sold in sustainable jars and bottles.

Coast Hampton also plans on offering classes and workshops led by the local makers, and Ms. Gordon herself, a licensed psychotherapist, who has spent the last 27 years in private practice and presenting health, wellness, and positivity-centric classes and retreats to audiences across the United States.

The store will officially open its doors on Saturday, March 27. For more information, visit

Stop & Shop Supports Marine Society

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a $2.50 reusable community bag at Stop and Shop in Riverhead through Stop & Shop’s monthly Community Bag Program.

Stop & Shop’s Riverhead store is located at 1615 Old Country Road.

Obligato Comes to Sag Harbor

Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. announced last week it has inked a new long-term lease with women’s clothing boutique, Obligato. The shop, its second location on the South Fork, will be located in the heart of the Village of Sag Harbor at 11B Washington Street and will echo the contemporary offerings of the original store on Main Street in East Hampton. A third outpost is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Obligato Sag Harbor is expected to open by April 1.

Known for its wide spectrum of women’s clothing and accessories for all occasions, Obligato carries both independent designers and well-known brands.

“The boutique has set fashion trends in the Hamptons for over three decades, and we are thrilled to be a part of Obligato’s continued expansion,” said Joshua Roth, senior vice president of retail at Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. “The brand’s decision to open a new location in the Village of Sag Harbor is evidence of the strong demand for both their product offering and the area.”

Manhattan Skyline also recently completed a long-term lease extension at 111 Main Street with Goldberg’s Famous Bagels, a popular staple in Long Island and the Hamptons, with multiple locations.

“We are looking forward to our expansion within the Hamptons come April,” said Patty Baer, owner of Obligato. “Sag Harbor Village is the perfect fit for us, and we can’t wait to open.”

Obligato in Sag Harbor will occupy 485 square feet of ground-floor space with 12 feet of frontage on Washington Street off of Main Street. Mr. Roth handled the deal for Manhattan Skyline. There was no broker on the tenant side.

Stony Brook University Hospital Makes Best Hospital List

Last month, it was announced that Stony Brook University Hospital has once again been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2021 by Healthgrades — the only hospital on Long Island to receive this distinction for the past three consecutive years. The distinction places Stony Brook University Hospital in the top 2 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Only five hospitals in New York State were named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals this year.

“This is the equivalent of receiving another A-plus on our annual report card for quality care,” said Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, the senior vice president for health sciences for Stony Brook Medicine. “It places us among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide. More importantly, it measures results that make a significant difference in the lives of our patients every day.”

Healthgrades analyzes hospitals nationwide to examine in-hospital complication rates and mortality rates. From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,298 lives could potentially have been saved.

“These outcomes are the direct result of the high-quality care provided by our staff every day,” said Carol A Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, chief executive officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. “Their daily commitment to our patients drives these outstanding results, which literally save lives.”

Stony Brook University Hospital has been recognized as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for seven years in a row, One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care for six years in a row.

In fact, Stony Brook is the only hospital in the northeast region of the United Sates, and one of only five hospitals in the nation, to achieve 2021 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award and America’s 100 Best in Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care.

“These types of consistent awards are not achieved by accident,” said Meadow P. Jaime, MA, director of quality solutions for Healthgrades. “This recognition is validation of the ongoing effort and focus that Stony Brook’s dedicated teams have devoted to providing high-quality care and clinical excellence.”