“The first thing to make clear is that White’s is going nowhere,” said Hal Zwick, the Devlin McNiff Halstead Properties broker who recently listed the building at 81 Main Street, home to White’s Pharmacy since 1873, for $7.75 million. “The business is going very strong,” Mr. Zwick said.
Still, it is the first time the building has been for sale since being purchased by Bradley Marmon in 1954. Elise Marmon can still be seen there almost daily — she’s the cosmetics buyer for the store, which was sold to Vincent Alibrandi in the past decade. The Marmon family still owns the building which, in addition to the over 3,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor, also boasts 1,600 square feet of basement, and two upstairs apartments. Ms. Marmon had not returned calls as of press time.
“Vinnie is thinking about possibly relocating,” Mr. Zwick said. “We have a couple of possible spaces for him already.” The listing brochure for the property states it could be delivered empty by this spring.
There is also an option for someone to rent the space, at $375,000 a year. Taxes for the property are listed as under $13,000.
But fans of Mr. Alibrandi need not panic, Mr. Zwick said. “Under Vinnie’s ownership, White’s will be in East Hampton for at least another 15 years,” he said.