Baron’s Cove Inn finally received approval to build a restaurant on its 31 Water Street property in Sag Harbor last Tuesday, November 27.
The project moves forward after one change of ownership—from KBR Associates to Cape Advisors—and more than a year before the Sag Harbor Planning Board. Part of a larger resort redevelopment, the two-story eatery will feature a 79-seat restaurant upstairs and an eight-seat bar with a lobby and retail store on the ground floor. It will have three patios, two with water and pool views, and 3,710 square feet of space, according to The Sag Harbor Express.
Though details about restaurant’s offerings have not yet been released, owners Cape Advisors, the developers of the Bulova Watchcase Factory project, have agreed to various restrictions. Among them, alcohol will only be served until 10 p.m. on the patio and outdoor dining area, outdoor music will end at 9 p.m. and the bar will only serve until midnight or earlier if the dining room closes earlier. The new restaurant will be able to have live, non-amplified musical entertainment from groups of as many as three musicians, but they cannot have cover charges, entry fees or bottle service.
The restaurant will also be allowed to apply for three permits per year to extend live music hours to 3 a.m.
Neighbors and other members of the Sag Harbor community are protesting the restaurant’s approval.