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HotelWire: Vacant Sag Harbor Church May Go Bed & Breakfast

The Express reports that a local resident is interested in buying the vacant Sag Harbor United Methodist Church in hopes of converting the structure into a bed and breakfast. Potential innkeeper Linda Mintz proposed a 15-room hotel for the historic building, which is currently owned by retired Goldman Sachs chair Dennis Suskind. Suskind paid $3 million to purchase the church from the congregation two years ago with the intention of converting it into a single-family residence, but quickly relisted the property instead. The proposed 'high-end B&B' was discussed at a village meeting yesterday, and met with some opposition, particularly over its size. The 15 planned rooms are comparable to the size of Southampton's 1708 House and East Hampton's 1770 House, but represent a larger than normal B&B. Mintz vowed to give up her quest if it appears she is 'trying to push a pebble up Mount Everest', but hopes that the village will welcome this use of the space in the future.
· Resident Would Like to Convert Former Methodist Church into a B&B [SH Express]