Well here's a move that kind of had me blindsided. Saks Fifth Avenue will shutter their Southampton store as of this Sunday! So, what does this mean to you and me... not much but if you think you're going to go head over and get some Jimmy Choo's for a song guess again. Is anything on sale then? Well not according to my sources. The gossip around town has everyone going into the spot from J. Crew to Ralph Lauren to Saunders real estate. So far nothing confirmed but for the ladies of the Hamptons, Riverhead will soon be the place to be! HA!
Now as for the other retail news which is less of a shocker, Citarella will close their Water Mill store as of this Sunday. So far, the employees don't know if they'll be kept and moved to other locations. They're all waiting to hear! Meanwhile, an informed source tells me there will still be produce in the Ghost Town Shopping Mall .... a new concept organic grocery is set to move into the location soon after it's vacated. No, it's not a Fresh Foods or anything like that. It's an original and a new concept. I'll have more details soon!
Meanwhile, a little broker gossip; what Shelter Island agent is so reviled.... this person's nick name is Count Chocula! Apparently because of an uncanny resemblence to a sugar coated breakfast icon! Pluck the eyebrows!