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Montauk's Oldest Restaurant, Trail's End, Has Been Sold

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Trail's End, the oldest restaurant in Montauk, had its sale agreed yesterday. Opening in 1927, the eatery was originally on the bay near the old fishing village (see the pic of the original place after the jump), much of which was destroyed by the hurricane of 1938. The building survived but was moved to its present spot. The restaurant became known for family-style American comfort food in a friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices.

The last asking price was $3M, which includes the 56-seat restaurant (12 seats at the bar) and a separate 750sf cottage on a third of an acre in the prime downtown area. Principals are keeping mum right now about the buyer, although we were told, "who bought it will be the most controversial thing!"

· Montauk Restaurant [NS]