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Popular Scoop Du Jour Closes In East Hampton Due To Pandemic

"We are just another casualty of this pandemic." Scoop Du Jour closes its doors in East Hampton.

Scoop du Jour may have closed but those delicious donuts will still be available on the East End.
Scoop du Jour may have closed but those delicious donuts will still be available on the East End. (Courtesy Christine DeSanti/Dreesen's Catering)

EAST HAMPTON, NY — An iconic summer destination in the Hamptons, Scoop Du Jour, has shuttered — and owners said the decision was directly related to the coronavirus.

"To the wonderful community of East Hampton," owners Lori and George Chavez said on Facebook. "It is with sadness we announce, after 30 years of doing business, Scoop Du Jour will be closing its doors."

The ice cream shop closed on Sunday.

"We are just another casualty of this pandemic," a sign at the shop read.

However, the owners' other business, Big Olaf in Sag Harbor will remain open —and carry the famous Dreesen's Donuts, as well as all flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt Scoop Du Jour carried.

Those who love those famous donuts will have other chances to enjoy them.

"We know how upset East Hampton is to lose Scoop and the Dreesen's Donuts being served there," Christina DeSanti of Dreesen's Catering, LLC wrote on Facebook. "After the holidays we will be making Dreesen's donuts on our Dreesen's donut truck some weekend mornings."

Scoop was a retail Dreesen's Donut licensee, "but we own the donuts and the Donut Truck — it is located in the lot at our Dreesen's Catering commercial kitchen on Lumber Lane, across from the YMCA," DeSanti said. "Keep an eye on our social media, we will post when we do it — coffee and hot chocolate, too."

The truck is normally used for catered events, but due to the coronavirus, "it hasn't been able to party much this year," DeSanti said. "So we will put it to good use in East Hampton so everyone can get their donut fix!"

Local businesses interested in the Dreesen's retail donut licensee program can click here, DeSanti said. The goal is to find someone else to carry the donuts in East Hampton and to find a Montauk location, too; there are currently several other spots, from New York City to the North Fork, and including The Chequit on Shelter Island, to satisfy a Dreesen's donut craving, DeSanti said.

Scoop Du Jour is closing its doors in East Hampton. / Courtesy Liz Fine.

And, DeSanti, said, Dreesen's Catering remains open in East Hampton with small gathering catering and takeout; the business is also the local food provider for Meals on Wheels in East Hampton.

DeSanti wished the Chavez' well.

Posted by Dreesen's Catering on Monday, December 14, 2020

"This is also a reminder to support your small local businesses," DeSanti wrote. "We know that while Scoop is likely one of the first well-known small businesses in our town who have become victim to this pandemic economy, they will unfortunately not be the last. Shop local."

We know how upset EH is to lose Scoop and the Dreesen's Donuts being served there. After the holidays we will be making...
Posted by Dreesen's Catering on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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