team has launched "The Spur
," the first private co-working space and innovation lab for East End entrepreneurs. The Spur will provide a more invigorating and productive work environment than a typical home office. There will be a VIP event on Saturday, January 6 and the space will be officially open on Monday, January 8 as a pop-up experience in partnership with Southampton Social Club
. Over the next few months, The Spur will be working on renovating a building in Southampton Village
that will become the official space for summer 2018.
The Spur aims to combine the approaches of the popular WeWork and Soho House, focusing on bringing together entrepreneurs centered on media and tech, health and wellness, and food and beverage retail. The hope is to help industries flourish year-round on the East End and help reduce seasonal highs and lows. Despite the tendency for the Hamptons to go into hibernation mode during the winter months, The Spur is opening up to demonstrate the strength and resilience that a year-round innovation economy can provide.
"As an entrepreneur running several innovation-led businesses on the East End, I have met a number of likeminded peers who are all working on their businesses from home. Developing a next-generation workspace is a critical platform for our continued success," said Spur and i-hamptons founder, Ashley John Heather
. "We have already signed-up dozens of Founding Members who are excited to join The Spur in January when we open."
Members of The Spur have the opportunity to choose dedicated desks or flexible work areas in the club. There will be an advisory council who will mentor members in building their businesses, which include East End entrepreneurs like Kathleen King
, founder of Tate's Bake Shop
, David Bonnett, founder of Geocities, Bruce Bockmann, former Chairman of Techspace, and Porter Bibb, founder of Mediatech Capital
The Spur team will be working diligently over the next few months to bring new spaces around the Hamptons. (Photo: Ashley John Heather Founder, The Spur)
"I'm a full-time Southampton resident with an amazing network of friends, but few from similar backgrounds career-wise. Having a facility where there's a focus on innovation and collaboration can help inform my perspective on technology, which is a huge part of my job," said Dave Nugent, partner at Omnigon Communications.
The Spur will also cater to the Hamptons weekenders who use their second homes all year round. It will offer a unique weekend "innovation" program for kids, designed for pre-teen kids. Parents can drop off their children for a STEM inspired educational program that will cover the latest innovation tools such as 3D printing, Augmented Reality, Robotics, App development, and much more. The program will be led by Gregory Wilson, Ph.D, Director of The Ross School's Innovation Lab.
Members can expect complimentary breakfast refreshments from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by premium local brands including Hampton Coffee Company
and Plain-T. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a menu focused on local, fresh, and healthy cuisine. The bar will open at 4 p.m. and be focused on serving local beer, wine, and seasonally infused spirits. Programming, events, and presentations will commence daily at 5 p.m. where experts share best practice in all areas of innovation. New furnishing for The Spur have been provided by Iconic Modern, Sisal Rugs Wholesale, and California Closets.
The first location will be in Southampton Village and opens in January 2018, but other locations will be quickly created across the East End including Westhampton, East Hampton, and Greenport. The goal is to have a Spur location no more than ten minutes from every entrepreneur in the Hamptons. The Spur offers both an office space and mentorship support, business concierge services, regular programming covering digital innovation, and all topics critical for entrepreneurs.
The Spur is located at 256 Elm Street in Southampton. For more information, visit www.thespur.com.
Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping.
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
New York Title Abstract Services, Inc.
We are a title insurance services company dedicated to promptly delivering fully compliant and accurate reports, and title insurance, for residential and commercial real estate throughout New York State. Headquartered in the Hamptons, our professional team has extensive real estate experience and understands the business from all sides including title insurance, legal, sales, governmental, banking, and lending regulations.
Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Considered a West of the Shinnecock Canal expert with a 5-star Zillow ranking, Aimee specializes in the luxury and waterfront markets in Quogue, Westhampton Beach, Remsenburg, East Quogue and Hampton Bays. With exceptional communication skills and a buttoned-up approach to every deal, she is highly skilled in the art of the negotiation process. Understanding the nuances of buying and selling waterfront homes, especially on Dune Road, is a specialty.
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.
The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.