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Nov 26, 2013 10:32 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Publick House Will Not Be Opening Second Location In Westhampton Beach

Nov 26, 2013 10:37 AM

The future of Casey’s, the once-popular nightclub off Montauk Highway in Westhampton Beach, is still up in the air, though one thing is now certain: Southampton Publick House will not be moving into the spot.

Donald Sullivan, who owns the Southampton microbrewery, said this week that he seriously considered and discussed the possibility of leasing the building with James Arrasate, who owns the land and building once occupied by Casey’s. But after considering the time he would need to commit to such an endeavor, Mr. Sullivan said he thought better of it.

“When it really came to crunching numbers and time commitments, I politely let them know I would have to pass,” Mr. Sullivan said. “But I appreciated the chance to consider it.”

Another factor contributing to his decision is the liability involved with renting a space that is zoned for a nightclub. Mr. Sullivan operates a brewery, as well as a wholesale and retail business, and explained that he had to consider the risks involved with pursuing another liquor license. “It could jeopardize things, sure,” he said.

Despite his hesitation, Mr. Sullivan said he likes the Westhampton Beach location and thinks that a different business could soon move in. “Someone could do very well in that spot,” he said.

Mr. Arrasate declined to comment on the discussions with Southampton Public House.

Developer Paul Pawlowski, who is in the process of constructing a retail building next door to Casey’s at 223 Montauk Highway that will be occupied by True Value Hardware and possibly Dunkin’ Donuts, could be a potential buyer. He said he had considered purchasing the 1.2 acre-lot, though right now that option is on the back-burner while he finishes work next door.

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Wonder where the Drift is moving after the Town buys the property?
Hm…?
By aging hipster (183), Southampton on Nov 27, 13 7:46 AM
Westhampton is a dead town. So many prime corners are left to rot, though there is finally movement on the bowling alley. I would welcome the Drift to Casey's. This town needs more than over-priced children's clothes and ice cream stores.
By Hambone (508), New York on Dec 11, 13 9:48 AM
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