Montauk’s hidden shop and gallery
Getting to Martine and Juan?a cool Montauk shop/gallery that debuted this season?is like a scavenger hunt. You have to head east on 27, through town and waaay to the end of Main Street, and back behind Gringos Burrito Grill to the wooden-shingled shack.
Trust us, it?s worth the trip.
The love child of artists and pretty couple Martine Langatta and Juan Heredia, the 250-square-foot space is affectionately filled with hand-cut denim shorts, organic beauty products and beautiful beachy coffee table books.
The new store abuts a private backyard, and the reclaimed wooden shelves (made by local artist Salvatore Termini) are piled high with gorgeous Indian blankets brought back by artist Lola Schnabel from a trip to India, Lure swimsuits made by a local yoga teacher, hand-dyed scarves from a Sag Harbor designer and a local clothing line called WhiteWash.
But the heart of the store is the basement space, called Secret XVI Gallery. Every two weeks, they open up the bulkhead doors, revealing a pop-up exhibit with works from up-and-coming artists like Lance de los Reyes, Nick Poe and Evan Robarts, and drinks served from a makeshift surfboard table.
805 Main St., Montauk; 631-483-5048 or martineandjuan.com