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Flynn’s, a Fire Island Staple, On the Market For The First Time Since Opening in 1937

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin in Fire Island News

Flynn’s Fire Island, a popular Fire Island restaurant and bar that has been owned and operated by the same family for five decades, is on the market for the first time in 82 years.

The sale of the 176,000 square foot property will come with much more than just a restaurant; it also includes a marina with 50 boat slips, a full bar, outdoor deck and standalone liquor store.

“I have put my heart and soul into Flynn’s for close to 50 years now and I feel fortunate that the past five decades have been as profitable as they have,” owner Tim Flynn said in a statement about putting the Fire Island landmark on the market.

“I am now able to explore my other passions and am confident that Cushman & Wakefield will find a new owner who is just as excited to continue the Flynn family legacy.”

The Flynn family has owned and operated Flynn’s Fire Island for the past 50 years, so the sale of the establishment is certainly the end of an era. The family also feels content with the way the business has been run in that duration of time, with Mike Flynn, Tim’s cousin, explaining, “If you would have told the Flynn’s five generations ago that this restaurant would grow into what it is today, I don’t think they would have believed you.”

Flynn’s opened in 1937 as a seafood restaurant and has grown over the years into the massive success it is today. Patrons from all over the United States flock to the bar and restaurant each summer, regularly forming large crowds.


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