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Former Saks Still Needs a Tenant [Empty in Southampton]

What business would you like to see move into 1 Hampton Road?

The Saks Fifth Avenue store in Southampton Village closed in October 2010 citing sluggish sales, and the building has remained vacant since.

But before it was Saks, 1 Hampton Road was Southampton Town Hall. The words "Southampton Town Hall" can still be read across the top of the two-story pillared building, and the remnants of "Saks Fifth Avenue" are visible as well.

Corrected: relocated to the former Southampton Intermediate School at 116 Hampton Road, which was Southampton High School before that.

On the northeast corner of Main Street and Hampton Road, the former Saks is listed with CBRE, a Los Angeles-based real estate firm said to be the biggest in the world. It is available for lease for retail uses; it is not for sale.

According to a Hamptons.com report, the building is 15,000 square feet.

What store or stores would you like to see at 1 Hampton Road? Leave your suggestions in a comment below.

Andrea February 23, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I think that the building would make a really cool lounge/restaurant/bar. I am sure there are plenty of people who think that is an awful idea but Southampton needs a little life in it, it is dead on even weekend nights. If done right and angled towards an older more mature crowd it could be great.
Leslie Feldman February 23, 2012 at 09:17 PM
New home for The Bay St. Theater?
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Suscan comments via Southampton Patch's Facebook page: "how about a Village Museum"
Hazel Wilkonson the First February 23, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Tattoo parlor
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM
"Retail and shopping....Why does EH get all the great brands? Someone need to create shop with in shop concept to make it cost lucrative to entice year round business." -- Prince of Scots via Southampton Patch's Facebook page.
C.D.D. February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM
CONDO !!!
Bbxravm February 24, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Apple Store. Only Apple store is in Smith town.
Sheryl Heller February 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Actually the East End has an Apple Specialist store in Sag Harbor-GeekHampton is an Authorized Apple Reseller and Apple Authorized Service Provider. Skip the trip to Smithaven Mall, GeekHampton is soooo much closer-34 Bay St.
Aar February 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Crate and Barrel
Kevin Guidera February 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Town Hall moved into the Intermediate School not the Elementary. The Elementary was and still is on Pine Street. The Intermediate School moved to Leland Lane ant the High School moved to it's new building on Narrow lane. This happened in early 1974. Kevin Guidera
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Thanks, Kevin. I actually received an email this morning saying the same thing. I am writing a correction now.
highhatsize February 24, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Gentlemen's Club
John jones February 24, 2012 at 05:30 PM
This could be a very classy head shop/tatoo parlor.
Jerry Can February 24, 2012 at 06:35 PM
What is the rent on the place? What moves in will be dictated by that, zoning, and how profitable the business will be. any thought of breaking it up into smaller shops?
smacw March 07, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Which kind? Already have one at the corner of Hill and 1st Neck
smacw March 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Golden Pear should move over there and take at least part pf the street level
joelle N Musso April 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I like to see it becoming a mini mall, it would give the opportunities to small businesses.
gary Flanagan May 02, 2012 at 12:53 AM
night club, with roof-top dining.
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Pottery Barn is moving in. Check out the article: http://southampton.patch.com/articles/pottery-barn-to-take-over-former-saks-space

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