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Rechlers Start Clean-Up of Canoe Place Inn Property

The Rechlers will also be on hand at the Hampton Bays Beautification Committee meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss their project.

Rechlers Start Clean-Up of Canoe Place Inn Property

Sitting idle and awaiting a site plan approval from the Town of Southampton, the historic Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays remains untouched, weathered and dilapidated. Most recently, Hampton Bays residents deemed the site an eyesore.

Without a site plan approval, however, there isn't much the owners of the property - cousins  - can do.

In meantime, according to Lloyd Singer, spokesman for the Rechlers, the owners are removing debris from the inside of the night club so they can proceed with field verifications. 

Singer says that field verifications allow them to take measurements to properly assess the state of the interior of the building.

Currently, the Rechlers are in the process of responding to an environmental impact statement as part of their site plan process.

In June, the town held a public hearing on the Rechler's project, which calls for the restoration of Canoe Place Inn and the purchase Pine Barrens credits through the town's so they can build 40 townhouses on the canal.

During the hearing, those in support said there is a clear public benefit that will result from the project, while those against it said the Rechlers are "bribing" the public by agreeing to restore Canoe Place Inn.

The Rechlers will be on hand at a Hampton Bays Beautification meeting at 7 p.m. at the . Members of the newly formed plan to be in attendance.

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