This is the last year you'll be able to get the best lobster roll anywhere. Duryea's Lobster Deck has been sold; Mr. Duryea will keep running the business through 2014.
The asking price for the property, which includes 8 acres of land (6 of which are underwater), one iconic 1,400-square-foot lobster deck, and auxiliary buildings to run the wholesale lobster and ice operation, was $5.9 million. Perry Duryea told us, "Three generations of my family have run this seafood business, in an 85-year tradition. I'm excited, as this represents a positive transformation. The buyer has very good intentions."
We understand the property will become a marina with a high-end restaurant, but we bet it won't have the authentic charm of Duryea's, which is an old and much-loved part of Montauk, going back to the 1930s, when Perry Duryea Senior purchased the Tuthill fish and ice business (below). As five generations of our family have bought our lobsters from Duryea's, we'll be interested in the transformation.
· Listing: Duryea's in Montauk [Corcoran]