Keeping Account 05.31.12

Local business news

Home Health Products
    For those in need of compression stockings, orthopedic supplies, mobility aids, or other similar items, Peterson Physical Therapy in East Hampton now can provide them, saving customers from having to drive west in summer traffic. Peterson has a state-of-the-art facility at Franklin Triangle, at the corner of Skimhampton Road and Montauk Highway, where one-on-one physical therapy is available.

Driving Service
    Looking for a fun time out at a favorite restaurant or club but worried about driving home? Main Beach Drivers is a new luxury car service company that offers to drive customers, in their own vehicles, to wherever they ask. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Prices start at $40 an hour, with a minimum three-hour commitment. Drivers are required to pass a thorough screening prior to being hired. More information can be had by e-mailing

Free Ride at “The End”
    Hamptons Free Ride — an electric shuttle that debuted last summer, offering a free and ecologically friendly way to get to the beach and back in East Hampton Village — has expanded, now with service in Montauk.
    The shuttle will make three stops along Main Street and four along South Emerson Avenue at the main town beach, near the Sloppy Tuna, and at Atlantic Terrace. Each cart holds five passengers and is fueled not only by electricity, but also by the colorful advertisements on its sides.

Second Retreat Boutique
    People looking for gently used items can now sort through the wares at the Retreat Boutique Too at 30 Park Place in East Hampton. It joins the Retreat’s flagship store in the Bridgehampton Commons.
    The Retreat, a nonprofit organization that provides domestic-violence services, turns clothing, furniture, and other household goods into tax deductions for donors and treasure for shoppers. The new location is only paces from the Ladies Village Improvement Society’s Bargain Box, another thrift store in East Hampton Village.

New Hardware Store
    A new hardware store has opened on the Wainscott strip, next to Pet Hampton. Independently owned by Juan Carlos Diaz, it sells pool supplies, home improvement aids, garden tools, and more, all housed in a 3,000-square-foot space. The store has long hours for builders — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

A Salon Pops Up
    Warren Tricomi, a Manhattan hairstylist, will open a salon today at 64 Park Place in East Hampton. Hair and nail services, makeup application, eyebrow sculpting, tinting, and facial waxing will all be available, as will men’s haircuts, offered by James Palese.