The Kardashians, the stars of the cable reality series, have officially signed a lease for a storefront in Southampton Village.
According to Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, on Thursday the famous family penned a contract for a vacant spot in the building next to the Driver’s Seat restaurant on Jobs Lane.
This week, Irma Herzog, the owner of 64 Jobs Lane, said she is happy the reality ladies will be opening their pop-up store, DASH, in her building, adding that she is hopeful that it will be a successful summer season. “I welcome the Kardashian sisters and their staff as I welcome all of my tenants,” she said. “I wish them success.”
As for complaints that the Kardashians will bring paparazzi and drama with them, Ms. Herzog said she is not worried, as the paparazzi will be here strictly for the Kardashians and not bother anyone else.
In March, E! Entertainment Television announced the next iteration of the Kardashians’ popular “Take” franchise, “Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons”—in tune with previous “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” spinoffs, including “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami” and “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”
The series is set to premiere this fall.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” now in its ninth season, follows the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family and has spurred a number of spinoffs. This is the first focused on the East End.
This summer, sisters Kourtney and newly single Khloé along with Scott Disick—an Eastport native and Kourtney’s longtime love—will be relocating their SoHo-based DASH store to a new spot in the city, while managing the initial struggles of opening their first pop-up boutique in the Hamptons
This week, an unverified Facebook page, titled “Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons,” announced that the sisters will arrive in the Hamptons on June 2 to begin filming. It is unclear at this time if this is an official page for the show, and the date has not been confirmed. Village officials have confirmed that the sisters have not so far filed for any film permits in Southampton Village, which will be necessary for any scenes shot inside or outside of the Jobs Lane store, or anything featuring Main Street.
Although Ms. Herzog said this week that she does not know if the sisters plan to film their reality television series inside or outside, she said she made it clear to the sisters that they must follow all village and town ordinances while renting her building.
“As far as the negative comments toward my decision to lease this space go, I have been in this community for over 30 years,” she said. “I have and continue to be committed to the success of the business district and the people of this village.
“I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and safe summer in the Hamptons and throughout the world,” she added.