Visa programs for foreign workers, indispensable to the seasonal and demanding East End hospitality industry, were banned by President Donald Trump, leaving area restaurants short-staffed and scrambling to fill positions.
The Fourth of July weekend brought a mostly welcome boom in business to the South Fork, but also a wave of revelry to Montauk that sometimes strayed far beyond state-mandated social distancing guidelines and overwhelmed the ability of local authorities to rein in violations that Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned could force a slowing of re-opening steps, which entered the fourth phase locally on Wednesday.
Business Briefs for June 9, 2020
BNB has announced it is merging with Dime Community Bank.
Business Briefs for July 2, 2020
The resurrected Sag Harbor Cinema will include a bar where ticketholders can order drinks before a movie or during intermission.
EXPRESS SESSIONS: Business Owners, Lawmakers Hopeful About Reconomy Reopening In Time For Summer Season
South Fork business owners and area lawmakers said during a virtual Express Sessions forum last Thursday, June 25, that they were hopeful that, as Long Island continues moving forward in the state’s reopening plan after the coronavirus epidemic, lost time — and revenue — could be made up for this summer, as long as the virus continues its decline.
But now, Ms. Neuwirth is working from her home office in Bridgehampton while her employees are doing likewise at their homes across the region — from lower Manhattan and Westchester to New Jersey and Queens.
Hudson Grace, a shop offering interior décor items, officially opened its Sag Harbor outpost at 17 Washington Street to customers on June 10.
Four years after Southampton Town went to court to force Sand Land, the Noyac sand mine and recycling facility, to stop processing vegetative waste and construction and demolition debris, it has received the preliminary injunction it sought.
Sag Harbor Chamber President and Vice President Announce They Will Step Down
Devastated by the market’s possible closure, Ms. Eiffel’s community of friends, fans, and foodies have come together and started a GoFundMe page on her behalf – quickly earning $140,687 of their $300,000 goal, as of Tuesday evening. This goal will fulfill a bank loan enabling the business to stay afloat as it generates income over the summer.
The exclusive golf club known as The Bridge saw an outbreak of coronavirus infections sweep through its grounds crew and kitchen staff last month — illustrating both the ease with which the coronavirus can spread in a close community and the ratio of serious health effects.
Business Briefs for June 18, 2020
Q&A: New General Manager Says WPPB Will Become WLIW, Move To New Studios And Become Part Of An Islandwide Multimedia Plan