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Hamptons Police Plan $1.5 Million HQ Kitchen Renovation

The Hamptons Police Department announced this week that they will begin making improvements to their headquarters kitchen facilities over the next few weeks.

“Our current facilities could best be described as adequate,” Hamptons Police spokesman Larry Hirsch says, explaining the department currently lacks a wood-burning oven for making “those gourmet pizzas,” and they haven’t got a sous vide machine. “I mean, our restaurant range is pretty nice—the burners top out at 20,000 BTUs, which is essential for getting the proper char on our scallops—but Chief loves to cook, and so we’re looking to upgrade the whole thing.”

According to bidding contractors, police officials are in agreement about the appliances and gadgets needed to upgrade the kitchen facilities, but they still have not agreed on an overall look for this important space. While a number of ideas were put forward, the department is currently divided into two camps: About half the police want a sleek and modern kitchen with lots of brushed steel and clean lines, but the other half are leaning toward a more rural feel featuring warm tones, stone and reclaimed lumber. A decision is expected soon.

Hirsch doesn’t know the final price tag on the renovations, but says the department has budgeted $1.5 million for the job.

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