Luce’s Holding Company Buys Stirling Square, Will Open Restaurant, Café and Retail Shop

Announced by press release today is the news that Chef Keith Luce’s holding company, North Fork Hospitality, has bought Greenport’s North Fork Oyster Company along with the other buildings in Stirling Square. The restaurant will remain open for business and continue operating under its existing name throughout the transition.

The other spaces will include a casual café, which will offer beverages, freshly baked flatbreads (from a wood-burning oven housed in the production kitchen across the square), savory and sweet goods, snacks, gelato and sandwiches prepared from artisan products made by Luce, including his new cured meats and sausages. The charcuterie business was recently funded by a kickstarter campaign, which raised $51,000.

The coming months will see the launch of an on-site tasting room that will also sell kitchen tools selected by Luce, apparel and packaged and canned goods from Luce’s and local farms. Available for tasting will be New York-produced beer, wine and spirits. The chef also plans to hold cooking and food and beverage pairing classes. He also expects to offer acoustic music.

Luce created a stir last fall when he abruptly left the stove at the Jedidiah Hawkins House, an inn in Jamesport that housed a restaurant with his name on it. He has kept his fans updated about his activities via his Facebook page, including the kickstarter campaign and his consulting work in the city.