Montauk’s Surf Lodge to reopen, with sound barriers and other new additions

April 03, 2019 03:39PM

UPDATE: 4/8/19, 4:45 p.m. EDT. A spokesman for the Surf Lodge told The Real Deal that it has now secured all necessary approvals from East Hampton officials for live music. The Surf Lodge’s owner, Cardoso, is also in contract for a new East End home. Montauk’s Surf Lodge is barred from putting on music performances and selling any alcohol until East Hampton Town officials sign off on new protocols, the Independent reported. Town officials have accused the Surf Lodge of drawing in patrons well in excess of its permitted limit, thereby clogging nearby roads. Acts like Gary Clark Jr., Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae and Jaden Smith have performed at the Surf Lodge, according to the East Hampton Star. The establishment is currently closed, but its Brazilian owner, Jayma Cardoso, has pledged that it will reopen in time for summer, albeit with some changes. In addition to going dry, the Surf Lodge staff will limit the number of people who can stand on its deck, which has a capacity of 112, but in the past has reportedly drawn crowds of more than 250. The Surf Lodge will also implement a reservation system and install sound barriers to dampen noise. The town also wants Surf Lodge staffers to install a new septic system before it will issue a music permit. Cardoso has agreed to pay a $55,000 to the liquor authority, but has complained that she and her partners were open to selling the property at 183 Edgemere Street until the town’s actions made a deal difficult. One property that Cardoso has been able to offload is her own home in Ditch Plains, Behind the Hedges reported last week. The five-bedroom abode hit the market in December seeking $1.7 million. Dylan Eckhardt of Nest Seekers International had the listing. [The Independent]