Providing Warmth, Year Round

At the Springs General Store, a pine-shingled, two-story building that started life in 1847 as the area’s post office and general store, the small-town atmosphere of East Hampton, from the days before the glittering hordes, is miraculously preserved.

Neighborhood Joint

A series of articles profiling favorite local haunts.
What’s your neighborhood joint?

The shop, near a body of water on Old Stone Highway known as Pussy’s Pond, is one of the few places where local residents and summer visitors have relationships that are more than transactional. They break bread (usually the Kaiser rolls of the shop’s much-praised egg sandwiches). Here, in the creaky wooden chairs on the front porch, the two tribes chat.

“It’s meant to be neutral ground,” said Kristi Hood, a chef who has run the business for the past nine years. “I want people to come in and feel safe and welcome and seen.” Read the full article »

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