So Nick Vero sez to me…

Friday, August 20, 2010

So Nick Vero sez to me…

"The new marquee is already fabricated and ready to be installed as soon as I complete my end."

...and in an interview conducted August 5th, cited "the end of next week" (of August 8th) as his completion date.

Perhaps Friday the 13th somehow hex'd the architect, but this is from 11:30 this morning:

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 11:30 am

OtBB has been tracking this with interest for a number of reasons, not the least of which was a private message received soon after the original blog item appeared:

"As someone in the local building trade, I can assure you that the marquee will lan­guish with Nick at the helm."


Exactly one week later, I caught up with Br'er Vero in the municipal Building Department, and told him that book was being made on just when he would complete the project.

"Local builders are all putting their money on the High Field1," he was told.

"Aw, c'mon," he said, "I'm all ready to go! I just need the plans stamped."

Westhampton Beach Building Administrator Paul Houlihan, in a break-up mood that day, ran right into his office and returned with his "approved" date-stamp.

"Lemme do that for you right now, Nick," Houlihan said good-naturedly.

The architect immediately executed a well-practiced buck & wing to a "humina, humina humina" accompaniment, but the fact of the matter is that the plans he had with him were not for the Hampton Arts' new marquee.

C'mon, Nick, get'r done2! All of Six Corners is counting on you!

  1. Similar to "Over" on an Over/Under bet.
  2. According to the Building Department, the plans were stamped earlier this week.


1. Hambone said...

Crap on me all you want but I can't resist the notion that:

  1. For other local builders it is sour grapes.
  2. It galls me the issue at hand is some two bit sign when the rest of this town looks like crap. One of my best buddies is a Westhampton Beach grad and he shakes hs head and admits the sadness that Westhampton Beach lacks the vibrancy of years gone by. The local pols want to regulate outdoor music and the simple fact is... it is a welcome draw.
[sigh] In re #1, what are you talking about, "sour grapes," Andrew?

I don't even know how to begin to address your second point, other than to note that it's not "some two bit sign" at Six Corners.

2. Tugboat Bertha said...

Sounds as if Bicycle Charlie and Hambone are best buddies.

Junior is, to his constant disgruntlement, a resident of the Village... Hambone is not. He just sits in Quiogue, doesn't much care to really get his bearings, and gripes a lot... which is why you probably made the connection.

3. Absolutely Amazing said...

Tugboat Bertha asked about "Bicycle Charlie;" Great Name!

"Bicycle Charlie" has been out and about showing his face, oops Bicycle, all over town. Perhaps he is already politicking for next year? Maybe he is gonna run against his bosses, Levan-Tucker.

Or perhaps he is staking out dumpsters!

Word has it that the condo apts, whose dumpster he frequently used, is onto him. They have set up a Palmer Watch committee, which includes a camcorder placed in a unit with a clear view of the dumpster.

You're kidding, right? I heard he got caught in the act by one of his neighbors several weeks ago, but condos, too?

BTW, Junior may be an Empress "sock puppet," but Tucker can't boss anyone anymore.

4. Surf's Up! said...

And how's that movie marquee shaping up?

Agent provocatrix!

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