Saunders, Real Estate, Hamptons

9 Comments by jasmine

Hampton Bays Diner Closes After 30 Years

The consensus seems to be the Diner nor the owner were very well liked and for valid reasons; but despite that the meat and potatoes of this story is the taxes- even the landlord states it himself in the article. Commercial property taxes more than doubled in the last few years. The landlord is an elderly man, who had to pick up 5+ years of the unpaid taxes, at the same time he also wasn't even being paid rent on any consistent basis.He really wanted to see this landmark make it, and gave the diner owner more than ample time to right his ship. The only business that can make it will be a corporate one, just wait HB will look like Route 58 soon. " Jul 19, 15 8:15 AM

CVS Officials, Others Express Interest In Hampton Bays Diner Property

Too bad the taxes are over 65G on the property and a Diner or privately owned business can't make it after they pay electric and rent in such a seasonal area. A Diner would be great in HB, but it isn't a reality anymore. " Sep 9, 15 10:19 AM

Locals Share Hampton Bays Diner Stories

How is is possible reporter Amanda Bernocco who "researched" this article and calls Thomas Charos pumping him for information about the latest updates on his property where HB diner property is so she can write her articles didn't know he operated it from 1951-1969?!? Did she leave this out on purppose or does she need improvement?" Mar 17, 16 1:24 PM

Thank Goodness someone else who knows the history has the same reaction, I thought I was in the twilight zone of the SH Press. It has been an incredibly long and difficult road with the most recent tenants and all the legal problems, but we are hoping for resolution.
Thank You
" Mar 17, 16 2:31 PM

Absolutely! Agree agree agree.
" Mar 17, 16 3:40 PM

UPDATE: $15.8 Million Library Bond Referendum Fails In Hampton Bays

My question is how is this going to affect Commercial Business taxes. We are all aware that property taxes on commercial land in HB are outragerous. There has been debates about keeping chain businesses out of HB (ie; the CVS- which I am in favor of keeping out also) yet these are the businesses that can afford the 65,000 dollar taxes on that property. There was mention of the raise in taxes for homes, but no mention of how this is going to affect businesses. Already high commercial taxes will become even higher, forcing privately owned businesses to not make it, and inviting in corporations. I wonder if any of the new library supporters want HB to look like route 58." Jun 9, 16 11:51 AM

Still No Buyer For Hampton Bays Diner Building One Year After Closure

Speaking of censorship, how about misrepresentation. The reason Mr. charos (the landlord mentioned in this article) has no comment is that over the last year, the reporter called him pumping him for the news story, the latest happenings of the Hb diner property yet major parts of what he wanted the public to know we're always left out- he's frustrated. That is all. " Aug 19, 16 8:27 PM

Ponquogue Beach Pavilion Work Expected To Run $1.7 Million; Final Plans Expected In A Few Weeks

Who can I speak to about finding out how to request an extension of the operating hours of the bathrooms or even the concession- even just till 7 or 8pm. So many of us out here are busy working we don't have the time to enjoy the day, and also evenings are one of the best parts of summer.
" May 24, 17 4:58 PM

Hampton Bays Diner Sold

This is a fantastic comment. It's nice to see you understand the reality and frustrations we have with not only the town, but the opinionated and ignorant residence " Jul 27, 17 5:04 PM