Vacant for 18 months, since two, consecutive, Alex Stratta concepts shuttered within the same building, Hamptons is now under construction at Tivoli Village, already promising “new American cuisine” and “affordable prices.”
Overseen by Howard Klubeck, a former “food, beverage, and activities director” with the Diamond Resorts International time-share company and Heinrich Stasiuk, the president and founder of Newport Beach’s Wild Thyme Restaurant Group, Hamptons will take over the former Salt & Pepper space.
Also once home to Tapas by Alex Stratta, Angelo Sosa's Poppy Den and Petra Greek Taverna, the new restaurant will feature “high quality dishes” and a “creative bar program.” The existing layout already includes a long bar, right by the front entrance.
In recent years, the two-story space had adopted a casual, “shabby-chic” interior design, while Hamptons is moving toward an “industrial-chic” look. Wildthyme's restaurant portfolio in Phoenix includes Timo, a "wood oven wine bar" and Spoke & Wheel, a "San Francisco-style tavern with a Southwestern twist."
Hamptons is anticipating a fall debut, set to follow the long-awaited arrival of Canter’s Deli, now predicting to be open by the end of the month.