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Bobby Flay Throws Down: Says He's Not Taking Over Espresso in Sag Harbor

However, Espresso is still closing up shop.

Espresso's in Sag Harbor - Credit: Google Map
Espresso's in Sag Harbor - Credit: Google Map

Bobby Flay won't be opening a restaurant in Sag Harbor, after all.

Back in December, Jennifer Gould Kiel at The New York Post reported the Food Network chef was in discussions to take over Espresso Italian Market & Grill, a Sag Harbor Village favorite eatery.

However, Flay retweeted a tweet from Gould Keil on Twitter that the rumors were false.

On Twitter, @jengouldkeil wrote: "Update: @bflay says he is not opening an eatery in #SagHarbor. Espresso is still closing."

Flay also gave a statement to The Express via email where he denied the rumors. Even though he has a house in nearby Amagansett and that he loves Sag Harbor, Flay told The Express he'd never even been to Espresso's.

The eatery has been open since 1993.

The Express also got confirmation that rumors that Citarella Gourmet Market was taking over Schiavoni's Market in Sag Harbor were also false.


Jennifer Brondo January 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Does anyone know when they are closing?
Carla January 11, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Yes expresses is closing this weekend,so make sure you visit It tommorow.
Taylor K. Vecsey January 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Just so you know - I was there yesterday and they do not have a date for their closing yet.
Jennifer Brondo January 13, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Thank you Taylor!

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