The fate of the abandoned oyster factory at the end of Shipyard Lane in East Marion remains uncertain after an auction to sell the property was canceled earlier this month.
Following a judgment of foreclosure and sale dated June 20, a public auction of the 18-acre waterfront property was scheduled to take place at Southold Town Hall Aug. 16. According to a legal notice, the approximate lien amount was $2.9 million, plus interest and other fees. It wasn’t clear if that figure was the reserve price for the property. READ
A Lake Ronkonkoma man who was injured after falling about 20 feet through a collapsed floor at an abandoned factory building in East Marion factory is claiming that both Southold Town and Suffolk County were negligent in securing the property, contributing to his injuries. READ
Two young men were injured after falling about 20 feet when the floor of an abandoned factory collapsed underneath them early Wednesday morning, Southold Town police said. READ
An aquaculture company that promises sustainable, traceable fish farming has its sights set on the former oyster factory property at the end of Shipyard Lane in East Marion.
Aqquua, a self-described “first of its kind” fully transparent fish farm, has offices in New York City and Thailand. It is currently developing facilities in Miami and Thailand and has announced on its website that it has identified the 18-acre North Fork parcel for its next location.
The Southold Town Planning Board has rejected a site plan application for a controversial 28-building spa and wellness center known locally as Oki-Do — a proposal made several years ago for a blighted waterfront property in East Marion.
As Ingrid Lemme, marketing director for Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, was quoted by Jeff Miller in Long Island Business News on Dec. 4, 2008, “If it comes to pass, it will be the biggest spa on Long Island.” READ
East Marion residents packed Wednesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting to oppose a 28-building spa and wellness center first proposed in 2003 — and Board President John Bredemeyer noted discrepancies in the proposal itself, putting any approval for certain permits the project needs on hold until a later date.
A majority of the seats in the Southold Town Hall meeting room were occupied when the last agenda item during Wednesday evening’s public hearing was called: a wetland permit and coastal erosion permit for the proposed hotel, wellness center and spa — locally known as the Oki-Do.
The audience, almost entirely comprised of East Marion residents, all felt similarly about the project: it doesn’t belong in their hamlet. READ
The proposed Shizen Hotel Wellness Center and Spa, also known locally as the Oki-Do, is up for a public hearing Wednesday night at the Southold Town Board of Trustees meeting.
A holistic center known as Oki-Do is proposed for this former oyster processing plant in East Marion. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Nearly six years after its draft environmental impact statement was deemed inadequate by the Southold Town Planning Board, the proposed Shizen Hotel Wellness Center and Spa, also known locally as the Oki-Do, is again making waves in East Marion. (more…)