Indy and Dan’s Merge
Two East End publications, the newspaper The Independent, which is owned by Ronald Perelman, and Dan’s Papers, the more-than-50-year-old weekly launched by Dan Rattiner, announced their merger last week. The Independent will end its print edition, and the new company will publish one weekly newspaper, Dan’s Papers, that will combine the events listings Mr. Rattiner’s publication is best known for with The Independent’s news reporting. The company will operate two separate websites, IndyEastEnd.com for news and DansPapers.com for lifestyle and entertainment coverage.
“While our merger discussion began earlier this year, before COVID-19, we feel the timing could not be better,” the companies said in a statement posted on their websites.
Realty Firms Too
The Halstead real estate firm will merge with Brown Harris Stevens and operate under the latter’s banner, the parent company of each, Terra Holdings, announced on Friday. The restructuring will be phased in starting with offices in New York City, the company said.
“As the real estate industry begins to reopen around the country, we are growing a company with a purposeful culture and incredible depth and breadth for the future,” said Bess Freedman, the C.E.O. of Brown Harris Stevens.
For the Beach
Sunflow, a store that offers beach accessories including chairs, sun shades, and towels, has opened at 55 Main Street in East Hampton. A chair made with recycled and waterproof materials is $198, a sun shade that protects against 98 percent of harmful ultraviolet rays and can be attached to the chair is $48, and towels are $35.