News came over the weekend via the New York Post that Discovery Land Company, the firm developing the controversial Hills at Southampton project in East Quogue and planning to buy and raze the Dune Deck resort in Westhampton Beach, are backed by celebrities George Clooney, restaurateur Rande Gerber (husband of Cindy Crawford) and billionaire Ron Burkle. The chief executive of Discovery, Mike Meldman, owns Casamigos Tequila with Clooney and Gerber as well.
The current plans for the Dune Deck are to tear the structure down and rebuild, possibly as a beach club for the Hills at Southampton, although Discovery has told the Westhampton Beach planning board that neither project is contingent on the other. Stay tuned.
· Clooney on 'Deck' in Westhampton Beach resort deal [NYP]
· All posts about the Hills at Southampton [CH]