American Express may be able to get its members into all sorts of exclusive events and places. But unfortunately, it does not seem able to get itself into an East Hampton rental.
The credit card company, which has been renting the legendary Grey Gardens estate at 3 West End Road in East Hampton for the summer, has reportedly been sent a cease-and-desist letter by the town.
“It is a residence and can not be used for commercial purposes,” the East Hampton village administrator told Page Six.
AmEx had been using the estate to host corporate events, which is a big no-no due to zoning regulations. The town first became aware of this when it saw an ad for a Jennifer Fisher sale on the property in the newspaper.
Grey Gardens is currently owned by Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn. It has been listed on the sales market since February, originally asking $20 million and now asking a hair under $18 million.
Grey Garden’s listing broker Michael Schultz of Corcoran did not return request for comment. [NYP]