07/02/15 12:00pm
07/02/2015 12:00 PM
Dennis McDermott of American Beech. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Dennis McDermott of American Beech. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A new Stirling Square restaurant in Greenport operated by Dennis McDermott is set to open around mid-July.

The 45-seat eatery will feature a pergola-covered patio and an outdoor bar with sofa seating surrounding a new brick fireplace.

Read more about Greenport’s newest restaurant on northforker.com.

02/18/15 1:04pm
02/18/2015 1:04 PM
Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Greenport’s Stirling Square, mostly vacant since chef Keith Luce’s multi-venture complex closed shop in 2013, will be fully occupied with tenants come spring, according to the property owner and new tenants.

Find out more about what’s coming up at northforker.com.

11/21/14 1:00pm
11/21/2014 1:00 PM
Stirling Square in Greenport.

Stirling Square in Greenport.

Update: Greenport Village Planning Board members like a proposal to construct an inn at Stirling Square.

The historic plaza’s new owner, Brent Pelton, came before the board Thursday night and got the go-ahead to submit his plans to the village.

He looking to build a five-room inn above the former “Main” restaurant, the plaza’s anchor building. (more…)

03/16/13 5:00pm
03/16/2013 5:00 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO Keith Luce demonstrates how he makes sea salt for a previous Suffolk Times article.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO  |  Keith Luce demonstrates how he makes sea salt for a previous Suffolk Times article.

Chef Keith Luce now has a new kitchen to run.

The award-winning former White House chef announced today he has purchased the North Fork Oyster Company in Greenport’s historic Stirling Square with the newly formed NoFo Hospitality Holding LLC. Mr. Luce is the company’s majority shareholder.

But that is just the beginning.

A soon-to-launch casual café is also in the works, offering freshly-baked flatbreads, sweets, snacks, gelato and sandwiches, prepared from artisan products made by Mr. Luce, according to a release.

The café will also feature his new signature cured meats and sausages, thanks in part to Mr. Luce’s success with a Kickstarter campaign. By March 3, he raised more than $50,000 to help bring that vision to life.

“It’s long been a dream of mine to create a unique North Fork dining destination for visitors and locals alike – one that brings together the best of the food, drink and produce that the area has to offer,” Mr. Luce said in the release. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring this to life in Stirling Square – a charming ‘diamond-in-the-rough’ in the heart of Greenport.”

Stirling Square will also become home to on-site tasting room, where guests can “sample interesting NY-produced beer, wine and spirits, shop for provisions, participate in cooking or food and beverage pairing classes, or even enjoy small acoustic musical performances,” according to the release.

Greenport’s freshly enhanced Stirling Square is slated to open in early May 2013, according to the release.

North Fork Oyster Company will remain open for business and continue operating under its existing name throughout the transition.

Mr. Luce’s partners include his wife Marta, Scott and Veronica Hunzinger and Jason and Kara Graves, who together hold expertise in finance, marketing and business development.

Their mission is to augment the local North Fork dining experience and to continue fostering the growth of Greenport as a top seaside destination.

North Fork Oyster Company was featured in The New York Times in May 2012.

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