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Fisherman's Quarters Gets a New Owner, Look And Name

The North Road business is now called, Hotel Fish and Lounge

Fisherman's Quarters, formerly known for it's late night crowd, has a new owner — Ray Sweeney, who also owns 4 N Main Gallery in Southampton Village, purchased the bar, renovated it and gave it a new name.

Now called , Sweeney hopes to reinvigorate the roadside bar, transforming it into a local watering hole, featuring music, tap beer and eventually local art.

"We are trying to make it a place where everyone feels welcome," said Sweeney.

Since taking it over in at the end of June, Sweeney has gutted a large part of the bar, ripping out the ceiling and pulling up the flooring and replacing it with new wood. He also created a carpeted stage space that features a Steinway piano that he recently picked up from an estate sale. At some point, he said he will replace the bar.

"This places has a lot of potential," said Sweeney, adding, "We are a neighborhood bar first."

And in that tradition, Sweeney, a retired New York City firefighter, said his business plan includes serving simple, home-cooked meals.

"We won't be opening any plastic bags of food," he said.

The bar also, he said, closes at 11 p.m. each night and features local bands on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights and bingo on Wednesday evenings.

"We have the best music," he said.

Eventually, Sweeney said he'd like to bring in local artists to coat the walls with their work.

"Slowly, but surely we will create something unique," he said.

 

 

Allen Schneider March 02, 2012 at 03:27 PM
The Hotel Fish & Lounge may not look different from the outside, but, it is certainly a different place on the inside! Ray has done a great job in renovating the interior and it is still a work in progress, but, it is a warm and friendly environment. He serves some great food and its a great place to stop and relax. Stop in the next time you pass that way you won't be sorry.
jks March 14, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Thank you all for making Linda's special birthday even more special, I know everyone enjoyed the evening and had fun playing bingo!

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