A large fight broke out in a crowd of more than 200 people at the restaurant 75 Main in Southampton Village on Sunday morning, November 25.
According to Southampton Village Police, who received a call at 3:05 a.m., the brawl began inside the restaurant and spilled out onto Main Street, where people continued fighting.
“There were several fights,” said Detective Sergeant Herman Lamison. “That’s what made it a difficult thing to contain and handle.”
Several people who had attended an 18-and-over event at the restaurant were transported to Southampton Hospital by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance and by friends for medical treatment, although no serious injuries were reported, police said.
Southampton Town Police also were called in to assist in dispersing the crowd.
The owner of 75 Main, Zach Erdem, said he was not at the restaurant when the fight broke out. He said he would not host any future 18-and-over events for the same organizers, who he declined to identify.
Det. Sgt. Lamison said he could not discuss the matter further, as the incident is still under investigation by detectives. He asked that anyone with information about the brawl call detectives at 283-0056.
Although 75 Main is primarily a restaurant, it often doubles as a nightclub. It operates as a preexisting, nonconforming use under village code, meaning that 75 Main was in operation before zoning was changed to prohibit nightclubs in 1973.