Business: Elliman Welcomes New Agents, Shinnecock Eats,

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Clare Ambrose

Douglas Elliman Welcomes Three New Agents

Clare Ambrose’s commute just got a lot shorter.

Formerly the club shop manager at Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton, Ambrose recently joined the Sag Harbor office of Douglas Elliman as its newest licensed real estate salesperson, not far from her home in the village. Together with her husband, the Ireland native helped build the catering company Events by Peter Ambrose, and is passionate about child education and development. In her free time, the mother of three enjoys family trips to the beach, playing a quick round of golf, and giving her all during a high-intensity spin class.

Previously the owner of Hampton Briggs Antiques in Bridgehampton, Paul Orenstein recently joined Douglas Elliman East Hampton office. For the past 20 years, he worked in design and décor, with his work featured in the Hamptons Designer Showhouse, Traditional Home and Kips Bay Showhouse.

Orenstein holds a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University and is a former board member of the New York University National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. A Bridgehampton resident, he is also an advocate for LBGTQ youth and has performed clarinet on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York.

New to the Hampton Bays office is Shawn Burns, who specializes in investment properties, bringing his former experience as an investment banker to the world of real estate.

For more information, visit elliman.com.

Shinnecock Eats Takes Over Old Digs

Tribal leader Lance Gumbs is known for many things, but one of them is his delicious fried chicken.

He served it out of his Indian Outpost deli, where fans can still find it there, except the eatery now goes by a new name.

Next door to The Shinnecock Lobster Factory — which he runs with chef Marco Barrila — their newest endeavor is the café-style restaurant, Shinnecock Eats, with a new menu complete with slow food, yet fast fun options, with a little sophistication.

“Whether you’re grabbing coffee on the way to work or looking for a neighborhood lunch spot, the new Shinnecock Eats Cafe will offer an array of all-day dishes and to-go options designed to take your taste experience to new and delicious heights, all with a side of happy,” a press release said.

Supplemented by dishes from the Lobster Factory, the Shinnecock Eats menu will include native cuisine such as bison burgers and fresh-harvested clam chowder, a Spanish section with empanadas, burritos, nachos and quesadillas, Italian pasta bowls of Bolognese, Eggplant Norma, Fra Diavolo, Lasagna, and more. With the famous fried chicken and sides served daily, the hot food bar is perfect for in-and-out breakfast, lunch and dinner,

“We wanted to create a ‘house of food’ for our followers that could truly capture the essence of the local feel — not just in the dishes that will be served, but in the full experience from the moment you step into the space,” according to head of marketing Sheila Barrila. “The Shinnecock Eats Cafe offers something for everybody and we encourage everyone to come in and try a dish or snack … We hope food enthusiasts, Southamptonites and visitors enjoy the cafe as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

Though the restaurant doors are officially open, a public grand opening will be held during the spring, and the first 400 visitors will receive one free select menu item, along with a chance for other special surprises — while supplies last.

Shinnecock Eats is just steps away from the Shinnecock Lobster Factory, located at 42 Montauk Highway in Southampton. For more information, call (631) 283-8047.

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