The restaurant on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor that was B. Smith's for years, and more recently Harlow, was rumored for months to be morphing into an East End sibling of Le Bilboquet. Then it suddenly transformed to family friendly burger and lobster roll spot Decker's in July. But word is that LDV Hospitality, which is having success with Scarpetta in Montauk, and moved its American Cut into the former Harlow space in Midtown, is eyeing the spot for a more upscale seafood restaurant and has been in talks to take it over. Says an insider: "The current ownership group, which had the lease for Harlow, wants to keep the space and bring in an operator, as opposed to selling it to [Ron] Perelman. This summer was a Band-Aid; they will make a deal in the fall."
When reached for comment, LDV founder and president John Meadow said, "Would we plan on doing something else in the Hamptons? Yes. Do I think it's the best space out there? Yes. We would like to do an entirely new seafood concept, but we don't have a deal yet.''