As a few Easton “in the know” residents are aware, local developer Paul Prager, a New York transplant and highly successful businessman, has been quietly transforming Federal Street over the last few years into the “go to” block for food offerings just steps from the County Courthouse building.
Starting with a up-scale lunch venue, featuring gourmet salads and other light food, followed by a high-end juice bar, yoga studio, and more recently, a fine dining restaurant, Mr. Prager, and his company Bluepoint Hospitality Group, has invested millions into making this small side street a new hub for foodies and health enthusiasts.
Without any fanfare, Paul’s newest addition, Weather Gage Coffee, opened its doors a few weeks ago and the Spy decided to check out the town’s new bean shop.
Matching the high style of the rest of the block, Weather Gage could just as easily be located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. With marble floors, dark wood walls, oil paintings, and very limited offerings, the coffee shop once again demonstrates Prager’s good taste, but also his conviction that Talbot County residents will seek out and support this high-end collection of specialty shops in the years ahead.