The property occupied by the now-defunct Cyril’s Fish House will be the subject of a hearing on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Last year the ownership group and Cyril Fitzsimons, the namesake and founder of the restaurant, parted ways, with Michael Dioguardi and his family agreeing with the town to bring the property into compliance with town zoning regulations. Mr. Fitzsimons, on the other hand, took his chances at a trial in East Hampton Town Justice Court, where he was ultimately found guilty of 45 code violations, almost all misdemeanors.
The hearing on Tuesday is part of the legalization process for the slightly more than half-acre property, as per an agreement between the town and the owners. The agreement “effectively legalizes a number of structures and additions made on the property since its rezoning in 1984,” Eric Schantz, a senior planner for the town, wrote in a memo to the board. The owners also agreed to relocate a grease trap, Dumpster-garbage compactor, and two storage containers, and to remove multiple accessory structures such as a storage container and brick patios. The restaurant’s capacity will be limited to 62 seats, inside and out.
This is the first of a two-phase set of hearings to legalize the establishment, according to Mr. Schantz’s memo.
Mr. Fitzsimons is appealing the six-person jury verdict.