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East End Business Notebook: New Spa, Knife Sharpener Opens Shop & More

Catch up on some of the week's biggest news in the business world across the East End.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Sneak Peek: Renovations Inside the Westhampton Performing Arts Center

A renovation project in celebration of theWesthampton Beach Performing Arts Center's15th anniversary is moving forward and expected to be complete in early February — just in time for its first scheduled performance of 2013.

RIVERHEAD

New Nail Salon and Spa Opens In Riverhead

Divas looking for a bit of pampering will soon have another option in Riverhead.

On Friday, the brand-new Eastern Nails and Spa will open at 435 Osborn Avenue in Riverhead.

And owner Rose Nyugen is working to ensure the event is an "affair to remember." Working with her longtime friend, local philanthropist and reality show star Dhonna Goodale, Nyugen has planned a ribbon cutting grand opening celebration at 1 p.m. on Friday featuing traditional Vietnamese food, drinks, and free gifts.

SOUTHAMPTON

VIDEO: Inside The American Hotel

During a trip to The American Hotel on Main Street in Sag Harbor Village, My Long Island TV spoke to General Manager Thomas Allnoch, Executive Chef Jonathan Parker and waiter Joseph Taylor, as well as patrons of the French-American restaurant and eight-room hotel.

Get a look inside the guest rooms at the hotel, built in 1846, and the popular bar and restaurant, which Zagat.com ranks at number 1 in Sag Harbor.

EAST HAMPTON

Surf Lodge Goes Skiing

Montauk’s Surf Lodge is expanding, The New York Post reported Tuesday.

The South Fork hotspot hopes to be just a big a hit in Park City, Utah, where it will open another location soon. The "Snow Lodge" will be located at Canyons Resort.

NORTH FORK

Southold Man Launches Knife Sharpening Service

For the past 15 years, Southold resident Bill Plock has been obsessed with custom knives — and perfecting the craft of keeping them sharp.

Plock, 46, works by day as a parts manager at Brewer Yacht Yard in Greenport and seasonally as a captain of the North Ferry to and from Shelter Island. In a basement work area, he’s been sharpening cutlery for friends and co-workers, but now he said he’s ready to launch a legitimate knife sharpening business to service the East End, Long Island Knife Works.

Jaguar-Guy February 05, 2013 at 11:55 AM
When I was a boy growing up in Glen Cove, there was an old Green Truck that came by and each Spring my mother, and all the women in the neighborhood, gathered their knives and such to be sharpened by the guy every year. It was a yearly ritual, and I miss that - like milk delivery.
TTTT February 05, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Jaguar-Guy! Yes! Yes! I grew up in Glen Cove, too, and I remember the knife sharpening truck! And the milk truck! And my hubby USED to sharpen knives for a living, traveling from fabric store to fabric store on the east coast! My dad used to sharpen them on his workbench on a wheel.... I wonder what people do today? Throw knives out?
Jaguar-Guy February 05, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Ginsu . . . . ;- )
Jaguar-Guy February 05, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Do you remember the music he played ??!! All the wives ran to bring their shears, knives and guys brought mower blades too.
Frank T February 05, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Believe it or not I have seen that truck recently. Problem is I don't know when he comes by. It makes a sound when he drives by but I wouldn't call it music.

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