After almost two decades in the "Shopping Cove" at 78 Main St. in Sag Harbor, Java Nation will be packing up their roaster (and espresso machine) and moving to a new location in Bridgehampton. Readers might recall that the company owners lost their lease late last year when the building's owner decided he wanted a more "upscale environment." Following a few months of squatting while they searched for another space in the village?there was talk they'd be moving into the Genning Gallery at one point?today brings word that Sunday will be their last day in the longtime location. In a Email to Curbed, Cheryl Bedini (one of the owners) shared the bittersweet news:
"Sunday April 15 at 11:59pm Java Nation will close its doors in Sag Harbor. After 17 1/2 years, the rancorous squatting will cease and we will move our operation to 112 Maple Lane in Bridgehampton, near the railroad station. The new space is three times the size (1200 square feet) and we intend to expand our wholesale and retail roasting operation through private labeling, mail order Internet sales, farmer's markets and more. We have space for a cafe in the front, and that should open in a few weeks. Those looking for our coffee can find it in various restaurants and delis, such as Tutto il Giorno, Provisions, Hampton Seafood Company, Dockside, Breadzilla and Cavaniola's cheese shop. Or come to our new location and we can hook you up."
· All previous Java Nation coverage [Curbed Hamptons]