Park should usher in a “second main street” in Hampton Bays, town officials hope

May 31, 2017 05:58PM

What’s a park, after all, without an ice cream shop nearby? The 36-acre, $4 million Good Ground Park in Hamptons Bays has yet to open, but Southampton Town officials are already looking ahead to the development of its surrounding land. “What a nice place to have a little cafe, right here, that faces the park,” Frank Zappone, Southampton Town’s deputy supervisor, told 27East. Thus far, no businesses have voiced interest, but the town board plans to consider zoning amendments that would encourage retailers to come forward. Family-oriented business are preferred over large chains, Zappone stressed. The Good Ground Park will open officially June 10. [27E]