Nammos Estiatorio, the popular Southampton Village nightclub, will have seven months to pay roughly $792,000 in back rent or face legal action.
At a hearing on Monday afternoon in Southampton Village Justice Court, property owner Khedori Ezair started proceedings to have the business evicted. By the end of the brief hearing, however, a deal was negotiated. The full amount of rent must be paid in monthly installments by February, or the business will be forced out by next summer, said Karin Guidera, the attorney representing Mr. Eziar at the proceedings.
“They are a public nuisance,” said one neighbor who was at the hearing, Linda Stabler-Talty. Initially, the court appearance on Monday was scheduled to answer to noise complaints filed by Ms. Stabler-Talty, who lives on Post Crossing just a few doors down from Nammos at 136 Main Street. That issue has not been resolved, and Brian DeSesa, an attorney from the firm Edward Burke Jr. and Associates, said a court date has been scheduled for October to determine if a fine is necessary based on the complaint and if so how much it would be.
According to the village code, a fine of up to $1,000 could be levied for a noise violation pertaining to a business like a nightclub.