In a new commercial real estate development in Sag Harbor a property on the northern edge of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike (1745) has changed hands. The building that originally sold wonderful store baked pies for decades before being sold and being reincarnated as Bay Burger is now part of the Goldberg Bagel folks.
After the initial Covid closedown the popular Bay Burger closed and opened as “Ed’s Lobster House.” However, that too closed. The property remained owned by Liza Tremblay and John Landes (the Bay Burger owners.) Many long-time locals remember the great pies that location provided. It was a sad day when that family sold to retire. Then Sag Harbor residents enjoyed building their own custom burgers at Bay Burger. Also, there was the famous, “Thursday Night Jazz Night,” held at the Bay Burger where so many local jazz musicians entertained for free.
Those businesses were always tucked in at 1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, a location that had more of a New Hampshire feel than the Hamptons.
Marc Goldberg and Paul Wayne, are the new owners of the site after purchasing the property for a reported $3.3 million. Both are members of the well-known Goldberg family bagel empire with bagel locations from Montauk to Patchogue.
Their bagels have been the toast of the east end for over thirty years. Many east end folks have lived on a coffee plus a Goldberg bagel in the morning for years. John Heisig, a Sag Harbor resident for 40 years until he passed at ninety-four years old, swore their “hot pastrami” sandwich was as good as anywhere in the world.
When reached at the Goldberg’s in East Hampton Village on 100-Pantigo Place, Paul Wayne was asked about his plans for the property. He politely said, “No comment.” With the way things are lately out east Mr. Wayne inferred perhaps they are exploring many options for the property but as of now there are no definitive plans.
The location has a 1,600 sq ft interior with high ceilings and a spacious parking lot. In a statement about the deal they reportedly said, “New owners will take advantage of the maximum visibility at the northern edge of Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and close proximity to Sag Harbor’s downtown, while appealing to the Bridgehampton immediate area.” They described the property as a “turn key commercial investment.”