03/20/15 10:00am
03/20/2015 10:00 AM
Arlene Marvin in her store Cookery Dock, which she has owned for 44 year at 132 Main Street in Greenport. Her customers tell her their favorite thing about the place are the antique cooking equipment she has on display on the side wall. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Arlene Marvin’s customers have told her their favorite thing about her store is the wall display of antique cooking equipment. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

From the time it opened in 1972, the Cookery Dock in Greenport has been the go-to place for North Fork customers in search of hard-to-find kitchen tools.

“People will come in and say ‘I need…’ or ‘My mother had…’ and I’ll say, ‘Yes, I know what you’re talking about,’ ” owner Arlene Marvin said.

Unfortunately for those shoppers, that will change April 10, when Ms. Marvin closes her Main Street store. Its inventory of utensils, pots and bakeware is currently on sale, she said.

“I’m very sorry to be closing, but I’ve had some serious health issues this year,” said Ms. Marvin, 84, of New Suffolk. “I’m just now recovering and decided this must be the time.”

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