The Church is pleased to announce this month’s Knowledge Friday with Sag Harbor legend Lisa Field — owner and protector of the beloved Sag Harbor Variety Store and up until recently, the president of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Anyone who has spent time in Sag Harbor as a child holds memories of the Variety Store, more affectionately known as the Five and Dime.
Whether it’s grabbing a $2 ice cream from the cooler, picking out the latest Barbie or begging your parents for 25 cents to ride the horse out front — the Variety Store provides it all and more. Throughout the years and as the East End evolves, we’ve sadly seen many businesses disappear, but it’s businesses like the Variety Store with its signature yellow and red striped awning, that helps conserve Sag Harbor’s unique small-town charm. Lisa will speak to us about place and community, and how the Variety Store has for years been in spirit and fact one of the principal anchors of our village.
April Gornik, who will be speaking with Field, said “We are so grateful to have Lisa come to talk about her family, her store, and her devotion to our Village. She and her family business are a living example of the resilience of Sag Harbor through boom and bust periods. The Variety Store is one of the treasures of the East End, and living proof that a community with devoted leaders like her can define a place in the best possible way.”
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