Iconic Water Mill diner gets a new name and tenant after pay scandal

New York /
Apr.April 25, 2019 11:51 AM

City slickers heading to the Hamptons will see a new eatery when the make the turn from Country Road 39 onto Montauk Highway in Water Mill this summer. Silver Lining Diner plans to open in June at the former site of Princess Diner, only a few months after the former establishment’s tenant-owner was put behind bars for scheming to defraud and failing to pay a collective $132,011 to 23 of his workers, 27east reported. Marc and Eric Miller, the former owners of Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, announced they plan to open their new diner in June. The Charos family, which owns the property at 32 Montauk Highway, bought the site in the 1960s. Richard Bivona took over the diner from John Kalogeras and his family in August 2016. He kept Kalogeras on as the manager and together the duo not only withheld pay from staff, but threatened workers and their families who asked for compensation, according to the East Hampton Star. Prosecutors said that along with not paying his workers, Bivona threatened them and their families when they asked for their back pay. Bivona was sentenced in December to six months in jail. Kalogeras was sentenced and released. Since then, workers have been gutting the Princess Diner, readying it for its new tenant. [27east]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty Images)
Hamptons rental where fire killed 2 skipped safety inspection
Hamptons rental where fire killed 2 skipped safety inspection
Five Pointe Real Estate's Corey Gluckstal with 7 Beach Lane (Five Pointe Real Estate, Douglas Elliman)
Westhampton Beach inn to reopen as luxury hotel
Westhampton Beach inn to reopen as luxury hotel
64 South Elroy Drive in Montauk (Google Maps, iStock)
NYC cinema owner racks up Airbnb fines in Montauk
NYC cinema owner racks up Airbnb fines in Montauk
Lake Montauk in Montauk, Long Island (Wikipedia)
East Hampton to buy 28 acres around Lake Montauk
East Hampton to buy 28 acres around Lake Montauk
Aldo Maiorana and 103 Front Street (Aldo's Coffee Company, Google Maps, iStock)
Sale brewing for legendary North Fork coffee shop
Sale brewing for legendary North Fork coffee shop
A photo illustration of the Ram's Head Inn at 107 South Ram Island Drive in Shelter Island Heights (LoopNet, iStock)
On the dock-et: Shelter Island inn owner sues town
On the dock-et: Shelter Island inn owner sues town
Outside investors see big opportunities in North Fork hotels
Outside investors see big opportunities in North Fork hotels
Outside investors see big opportunities in North Fork hotels
Gurney’s Montauk on Long Island (Gurney's Resorts)
Hamptons hotel prices up 51% from 2019
Hamptons hotel prices up 51% from 2019
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...