In a recent interview with The East Hampton Star, Cardosa describes her own ambitions for running the club now that she has a fresh start.
“The whole idea when we first opened the Surf Lodge, was to have music and relaxed fun, but no doorman, we wanted everybody to be able to come in,” says Cardosa.
One change that’s coming to Surf lodge include switching the restaurant side to reservation-proffered seating, keeping the service steady and the check averages up.
Another stride Surf Lodge is taking, is to have employees come in early in the morning to walk a few miles in either direction picking up bottles, regardless if it came from their restaurant or not.
In the past, the Surf Lodge remained open until 4 in the morning, but now last call will be called at 1:45 am for a 2am closing. “My mother taught me, ‘Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.'” Ms. Cardosa added.
While the initial unchecked success of Surf Lodge had contributed to their legal issues, it sounds like these changes are sure to help easy tensions with the community and help the business grow into the ideal business Ms. Cardosa is attempting to build. We wish her luck!