As first reported by a Curbed Tipster in October, Restoration Hardware is now confirmed for the Main Street location most recently held by Tommy Hilfiger. In fact, tenant improvements are already underway! So far, the landlord, Robert Rattenni, removed an old vault—a relic from the building's past life as a bank—and began to rebuild a staircase. And overall, Rattenni is happy about the new tenant, adding "I think the building is just perfect for them." But how have others responded? Well, the East Hampton Business Alliance has given Rattenni "really positive feedback," and a local interior decorator is excited to have a place to buy furniture that only looks antique. Reactions aside, the East Hampton Star notes that the furniture outlet might take the form of Restoration Hardware's higher quality "design gallery" concept. Won't that help appease naysayers!
· Restoration Comes to Main [EH Star]
· Main Street Restoration Hardware Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]