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Community Bids Adieu To 'The Cave'

The property will now be zoned residential, according to Southampton Town.

Photo Credit: George McKillop
Photo Credit: George McKillop
A long-abandoned and dilapidated nightclub, long considered by neighbors to be an eyesore on Montauk Highway in East Quogue, is gone forever.

Recently, a former nightclub known as The Cave was torn down to make way for a four-lot residential subdivision planned at the location.

The nightclub building, now an abandoned use, will revert back to its underlying residential zoning, according to Jennifer Garvey, deputy chief of staff at Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst's office.

According to Garvey, the Southampton Town planning board issued a resolution in October, 2013 to allow demolition of the former nightclub, which was a requirement of the subdivision and had been determined to be unsafe by the department of fire prevention.

Were you happy to see The Cave torn down? What memories do you have of the nightclub? Share your thoughts with Patch.

Jared Arcane February 05, 2014 at 08:39 PM
I remember seeing Emo Philips and Morton Downey Jr there back in high school.
Johnny A February 06, 2014 at 09:43 AM
I went with a friend to see a reggae show there - Pappa Gilley and the Regomatics. I think we were the only two people there other than the band by the end of the night.
Johnny A February 06, 2014 at 09:44 AM
When does the eyesore where the old Mad Hatter used to be meet the same end?
the baby February 07, 2014 at 05:39 AM
More housing? How about just open space?
Johnny A February 07, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Either would be fantastic! Maybe a park?
the baby February 08, 2014 at 07:37 AM
Johnny, we are dreamers! Greed will probably win once again and more cookie cutter homes will go up. Then they will want to kill all the deer as they are overpopulating this island! Hmmm. Who was here first?
Johnny A February 09, 2014 at 10:49 AM
I certainly hope that isn't the case, but it's probably inevitable.
WLH February 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
The town board are very adept at spending our taxes faster than we can supply them, so their solution is more high density housing, and damn the fact that the east end is rapidly moving towards the population density of Nassau county. Take a look at the Pond Crossing development- is this really how we want our town to look?

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