In the largest transaction in Fire Island history and the second largest commercial transaction in Long Island, Blesso Properties as a founding member of FIP Ventures acquired a near monopoly of the Pines commercial district:
Fire Island is an oceanfront destination located less than two hours outside of the New York City metropolitan area. Attracting over 110,000 visitors each summer, the Pines is the premier domestic international destination for the affluent gay community.
The Pines has the highest percentage of gay male residents and visitors of any vacation destination in the Tri-State region. It is also the wealthiest and most expensive enclave on Fire Island.
This season’s Pines visitors will be able to take advantage of dramatic changes to all the properties. A few representative examples include: A new pool deck with Miami style cabanas, brand new food menus, and new layout / DJ booth at the Pavilion.
FIP Ventures brought in the Almond restaurant group to improve the island’s dining experience. While the name, destination, and terrazzo floor design remain intact, the food at the Blue Whale will be upgraded from greasy bar fare to fresh fish / meats and salads, while the bar has been extended to increase capacity and improve flow.