Flying Point Surf and Sport Shop owner Mark Zucchero bought the former Southampton Hospital Thrift Shop building at 79 Main Street for $3.95 million, according to a press release issued by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Of the profit earned from the sale, Douglas Elliman donated $100,000 to the Southampton Hospital Foundation, which is the hospital’s not-for-profit fundraising and communications organization. The sale was closed on March 8.
According to Douglas Elliman, Mr. Zucchero plans to open a Flying Point Surf and Sport in the 4,700-square-foot building located next to the 75 Main restaurant. Mr. Zucchero currently has a Southampton location down the street from the building at 63 and 69 Main Street, and other locations in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.
The Southampton Hospital Thrift Store moved into a smaller, leased space on West Main Street in 2008, but still owned its original location on Main Street, where it sat for decades.
The $100,000 will go toward hospital improvements, patient care and equipment, according to Douglas Elliman.
“We are thankful to the Douglas Elliman team for its history of philanthropic support for Southampton Hospital and their professionalism in marketing and selling the hospital’s former Thrift Shop building,” Southampton Hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner said in the release.
The real estate agency’s regional manager, Paul Brennan, is on the foundation’s board of directors.
“Through volunteers and donations, the thrift shop has done a lot over the years to support the hospital,” Mr. Brennan said. “Douglas Elliman felt strongly about donating a large portion of the money earned in the sale back to the Southampton Hospital Foundation where it would do the most good.”