Salt Hotels’ David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea didn’t have to look far for someone to run the shop at The Chequit, the newly reopened historic 37-room inn on Shelter Island. The duo called on Wampum, a local skate and surf-inspired clothing company, to pitch in. The Montauk-based brothers Marley and Lennon Ficalora are in charge of the ground-floor retail space in The Cottage building. There they are selling their signature designs, and a limited-edition collection for The Chequit including two-tone baseball caps, a flamingo-printed wallet and other exclusive finds.
The Ficaloras are also designing the uniforms for staffers in the property’s Red Maple Restaurant, which is slated to bow in early June with chef Richard Pims overseeing the kitchen. Around that time, The Chequit will debut its White Hill Café, geared for on-the-go guests looking for picnic-worthy homemade options, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee and freshly made pastry by Baked at Salt Hotels. In the meantime, The Chequit Raw Bar is up-and-running.