Montauk, the ‘It’ Place, Gets Busy
By Janis Hewitt | June 6, 2012 - 11:05am
...Also new in the hamlet is a store for Peter Moore’s Local Knit, a T-shirt business that he runs online. It features newly designed logos for longtime East Hampton and Montauk businesses, 21 in all. When he started it, Mr. Moore got in touch with the businesses he features and an agreement was reached that gives him the rights to use their names while they receive a percentage of sales. His business is in Summer Guest, a space next to Joelle Klein’s Share With on Main Street that she, well, shares with a brand-name company each summer. The storefront has given him more visibility, and he has been busy since he opened. “Memorial Day was a monster,” he said. “We’re reordering as quickly as we can.” He has added new products, such as children’s T-shirts. He features some of Ms. Klein’s items as well. New to his inventory are handmade bracelets from Germany and some from Turkey that close with miniature silver shackles, the type used on sailboats. “They really work for Montauk and the beach,” Mr. Moore said. Leather belts with clamshell or oyster shell buckles from Cape Cod are also offered. As far as the T-shirts are concerned, Mr. Moore said he has tried to stay with the more well-known establishments and has even had to turn down some that wanted his representation. “I just don't have room for any more,” he said, standing in front of a display of shirts framed in driftwood on a white wall. The shop is now open Thursdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be open daily by the end of the month.
Janis Hewitt - Senior Writer