Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be the Hamptons if someone were not protesting some kind of development. In April, the town approved plans for East Hampton Indoor Tennis to add a bowling alley, mini-golf, and a sports bar and restaurant. In July, inevitably, neighbors sued the town, claiming the Planning Board didn’t sufficiently review the impact the new facilities would have on traffic and septic loads.
EHIT owner Scott Rubenstein, quoted in the East Hampton Press, stated that "In working with the town, both of us felt that the hard look was taken on traffic on several occasions and there was never less than a unanimous vote in favor of this project."
Despite the challenge, Mr. Rubenstein expected construction to begin on time this autumn, with a planned opening date of late 2017. We think it’s great—locals need a fun recreational spot during the winter and in addition, the plan will create jobs.