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East End Business Book: 'Cash Mob' Descends Upon Downtown Riverhead

See what business news you missed on the East End this past week.

Our , a wrap-up of the week's news from Greenport to Riverhead to Montauk, recaps each Patch site's most compelling story. Below, we bring your our weekly business wrap-up, so you're in the know on which businesses are coming and going in the area. 

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RIVERHEAD

In an effort to spring a shot of adrenaline into downtown during the winter season over three dozen "cash mobbers" swarmed upon downtown Riverhead Saturday morning, with $20 in hand to spend at local businesses. The organized effort was welcomed by local shop owners and local consumers alike.

SOUTHAMPTON

The accidental death of Christian Wölffer on Dec. 31, 2008, at the height of the recession, could have meant the downfall of his Sagaponack vineyard and stables, but Wölffer smartly took on an asset manager just two years earlier to ensure the business would be self sustaining, according to a Fox Business report.

The story of Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Wölffer Stables pulling through during exceptionally trying times is the subject of Fox Business' recent advice article for small business owners, "Could Your Business Survive Without You?"

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Hampton Bays owner David Hersh is in the middle of making his dream to bring a new, one-of-a-kind restaurant to Hampton Bays — He's sinking nearly a million dollars into it.

Hersh recently leased the Indian Cove Restaurant, located on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, and is in the process of renovating it with a goal to re-open it under the name Cowfish in April.

The new business will feature not only a children's playground where parent's can sit and drink wine while their children play, but affordable dishes. 

NORTH FORK

Valentine’s Day shoppers looking for that glittery gift need to go no further than  in Southold, where owner Robert Scott specializes in high-quality fine jewelry. Since 1985, Scott has emphasized quality over less expensive or mass-produced merchandise. His customer service philosophy carries over through his life and has helped him succeed for more than 30 years. “I’m number two. Everyone else is number one,” he said. Robert’s carries a variety of product including Forever 10 diamonds andPandora, many unique fine gems, gold, and silver.

EAST HAMPTON

Tracy Vega, a native of Sag Harbor and current Florida resident, runs a self-defense program with her husband called Simple Self Defense Program. Meant only to help women get and stay on the defensive - escaping from an incident, not retaliating - the program, and the Vegas, will be featured Lifetime's "The Balancing Act" at the end of the month.

Erin Schultz February 12, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Stephen Husak said on Facebook: "Back in the early 1900's you could go by rail from Montauk to Greenport. There was a north south rail by Speonk. There was also a scoot from Bridgehampton to Sag Harbor."

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