Sayville’s new retro clothing store South Quarter celebrated its arrival to downtown Main Street with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.
Organized by the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce, the event attracted fellow small business owners and numerous local officials. Perhaps most importantly, the celebration pulled in a flock of shoppers, who stopped by not just for the mimosas and snacks, but to enjoy the shop’s 1980s decor and stylish clothing for every age.
South Quarter, which opened in April, offered a 20 percent discount on all merchandise purchased before noon on Saturday.
“The chamber is so excited to welcome the trendy new store to Main Street,” Sayville chamber President Eileen Tyznar said. “The atmosphere of the 1980s and the retro styled clothing make it a hip vibe on Main Street. It’s not just a store, it’s an experience to shop there.”
South Quarter — “South” representing its South Shore location and “Quarter” standing for the four quarters of the ownership team — took the spot left behind by BlackWaterVapor in 2019.
The owners are Terrance Saporito, Brian Jones, MMA fighter Chris “The Long Island Killer” Wade, and carwash magnate Al Carrabis. It’s the same team that brought Island Strong to Sayville four years ago.
The store sells in-demand Island Strong and South Quarter brand items, as well as independent clothing lines from across the country. Ricky Saetta — aka ricky.teevee on Instagram — is the artist commissioned by the owners to create the ultimate 1980s hangout inside South Quarter.
Above photos: Taken by Ryan Sweezey and provided by the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce.