East Hampton looks to purchase Star Room property in Wainscott

September 27, 2017 04:39PM

The Town of East Hampton and a group of residents have banded together to bid on a vacant property once home to the Star Room nightclub. A proposal to build a car wash there angered residents concerned about traffic and pollution, according to 27East. The town board has proposed purchasing the 1.1-acre property for $2.1 million and letting the land return to its natural state. The property is in foreclosure and there is a $2.5 million mortgage on it, the report said. The Georgica Pond Foundation has offered $300,000, which would reduce the town’s portion. A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5. [27East]