Who do we see about this?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Who do we see about this?

Marquee of the Hampton Arts Theater, Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:10 am

Ten days ago OtBB called architect Nick Vero out on this disgraceful situation at Six Corners because the ball had been in his court and on August 5th he had represented that:

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

Nick being Nick, dragged his feet a bit, but now that the plans have been stamped by the Building Department for the past fortnight, the makeshift marquee is still in place for what is now the sixteenth week!

The egg-a-bout and the grounds of the Municipal complex have never looked better, the Bridgehampton National Bank property is spiffy as are the commercial buildings on Mill Road and the rest of Six Corners.

The facade of the theater, however, looks like Berlin after the last Allied bombing run in '45.

So, just who do we see about this?


1. EastEnd68 said...

Everything will be completed for the Spring 2011 season unless we have weather delays.

2. Surf's Up! said...

There must be something in Code Enforcement about this!

Code Enforcement/the Building Department was what shut down the theater in May because of the unsafe condition due to the deteriorating support for the marquee.

3. Surf's Up! said...

I'm all for safety, but isn't there an ordinance against prolonged decay and ugliness?

If there were, we wouldn't have some of the same personnel on the Village Board as we do now.

4. Tugboat Bertha said...

O NO! Loud guffaws, Speir. We can't dump the other two until next election.

5. Jerry Steiner said...

What's the problem here, Mr. Wizard? Maybe you should come to historic beautiful downtown Riverhead, check out the Suffolk Theater. A work in progress for the last 20 plus years. You boyz got it pretty good on the South Side.

We have these folk called "men of vision" which equates to men with no gold coin.

Now maybe if you wrapped that cinema in an eruv, it would stimulate business.

Feel the love.... Ice cold beer.... Jerry

6. Jeanne Speir said...

Hey, maybe if they moved the synagogue there, there would be more room for Sabbath cars!

You'd have the liquor store people taking to the rooftops with sniper rifles.

7. Tugboat Bertha said...

There wouldn't be more room for Sabbath cars at the Hampton Arts. There aren't enough spaces now for those who would attend the movies.

I know, but I didn't want to point that out to Mrs. Speir.

8. Thomas M Kerr Jr said...

September 13, 2010 - 5:00 pm Dean: They are working on the the sign.

Actually, they've working on the face of the building... there's no sign in evidence anywhere as of 5:00 pm today.

But I'm on it.

9. EastEnd68 said...

Major work started 9/13.

You mean, I believe, completion work commenced today.

I'm on it.
– Dean

10. Tugboat Bertha said...

There were two ladders leaning on the front of Hampton Arts this morning giving the hope that a new marquee was about to be installed. Can we expect pictures and a story in the blog soon?

Bet on it! (But what do you think the previous two comments, and responses, were about?)
– Dean

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