Business: Late Nights and Pizza at Claudio’s, Golden Goose Settles In, Picnics at Duryea’s

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Pizza maker Nino Coniglio is bringing his pies to Greenport. Courtesy photo.

Claudio’s Restaurant Opens ‘Up Stirrs’ Cocktail Lounge

Since Claudio’s Restaurant opened its doors earlier this season, the Greenport staple has an undeniably fresh look and feel — especially the second floor, a renovated bar and lounge space now called “Up Stirrs at Claudio’s.”

The new lounge concept leans into the recent shift in the North Fork scene that attracts consumers with a taste for specialty-crafted cocktails and a late-night dance card. Designed around a bar — its focal point an original hand-carved ship nestled by select spirits — the space is complemented by original Claudio’s prohibition and iconic 1920s photography.

The menu features more than two-dozen cocktails infused with local and artisanal products, developed by beverage director Brian Sassen. Crafted to inspire and educate, some cocktails like the Hotel Nacional — a Cuban classic named after the famous Havana hotel from the 1930s — are also offered with a modern twist, such as the Atlantis, which replaces rum and apricot with genever and mastiha. All ingredients and mixers are either juiced fresh in house or made from scratch, including all syrups.

“The space is about creating a vibrant gathering spot for locals and industry folks, alongside visitors, that want to enjoy great music and delicious drinks within an iconic venue,” a press release said.

Up Stirrs at Claudio’s — which includes a private dining wine cellar, lunch and dinner seating, and an event space — will be open year round, featuring weekly Wednesday and Friday late nights from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with live music/DJ at 10 p.m.

Next door, Claudio’s and 10-time world champion pizza maker Nino Coniglio — and owner of Williamsburg Pizza — have opened Pizzeria Baccano on the Greenport property adjacent to the waterfront, bringing New York slices and pies to the North Fork.

“With new state-of-the-art Italian Coppone ovens and the pizza crew’s skills, Pizzeria Baccano will be turning out the best pizza in Eastern Long Island,” according to a press release. “Using the highest quality ingredients, Claudio’s guests will be able to order Brooklyn round pies and slices, as well as Nino’s signature Grandma Square and Sicilian style pies and slices.”

Flavors and toppings include Margherita, clam, Mike’s hot pepperoni, onions, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, Ezzo Cup & Char ‘OG’ Pepperoni.

For more information, call (631) 477-0627 or visit claudios.com.

Golden Goose Lays Egg On Newtown Lane

Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. recently signed a lease with Golden Goose Deluxe Brand on its newest store location — a 2,000-square-foot ground floor space at 33 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. The fast-growing Italian sneaker retailer is expected to open later this summer.

“East Hampton is known for its many high-end brands and retailers, and a greatly sought-after shopping destination for style-savvy Long Islanders, Hamptonites and Manhattanites alike,” Joshua Roth, vice president of retail leasing for Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. said in a press release. “Golden Goose will be a terrific addition to the vibrant blend of retailers that reside along this fashionable thoroughfare, which receives great foot traffic.”

Golden Goose’s newest neighboring tenants include Scoop Du Jour, Orlebar Brown, Zimmermann, Club Monaco, James Perse, John Varvatos, Theory, Tory Burch, Oliver Peoples, Brunello Cucinelli, Eileen Fisher, Henry Lehr, Eli Tahari, Oro Gold and Aerin.

“Golden Goose’s reputation as a trend-setting seller of hip sneakers has driven its rapid global expansion,” the release said. “The retailer operates two stores in Manhattan already. The 33 Newtown location will become its first retail location in the Hamptons.”

Joshua Roth represented Manhattan Skyline Management, the landlord, on the leasing transaction, and Dan Harroch of Thor Retail Advisors represented the tenant.

Duryea’s Lobster Deck Releases New Picnic Baskets

Duryea’s Lobster Deck is taking picnic basket lunches to a whole new level.

In classic Hamptons style, the Montauk eatery — located at 65 Tuthill Road — is loading up a quartet of new to-go baskets with local favorites, including lobster at the right price.

The Continental basket includes two croissants, two seasonal muffins, four fresh-baked cookies, a small jam jar, small fresh butter, fresh seasonal fruit, two coffees and two fresh squeezed juices, orange or grapefruit, for $85.

The next tier up is The Luncheon, a basket with two lobster rolls, a green salad, melon, coleslaw, NoFo potato chips, cookies, boxed water and a choice of two cans of beer, or fresh pressed juice, for $135.

The Aperitif will cost $225 for a cheese plate, 2.5 oz buratta, charcuterie, crudites, baguette, crisp bread or crackers, olives, small containers of honey and mustard, pickles, nuts, boxed water and a choice of two cans of beer, Wölffer cider, or fresh pressed juice.

And finally, The Seafood Lovers basket — $250 for two people and $500 for four people — will include a snow crab cocktail, shrimp cocktail, two pounds of cold steamed lobster, smoked salmon, a baguette, coleslaw, crudités, all sauces, boxed water and a choice or two cans of beer, Wolffer cider or fresh pressed juice, complete with a blanket.

Add a blanket to any of the other three baskets for $17 extra, or even caviar for $125 extra. All orders must be placed one hour in advance. For more information, call (631) 668-2410 or visit duryealobsters.com.

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