Hamptons Folk Peeved Kardashians Ruining 'Brand'
Landlord who rented to them is getting the cold shoulder
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2014 9:35 AM CDT
Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the Seminole Hard Rock Revolution Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.   (Shea Walsh/AP Images for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa)

(Newser) – A community in the Hamptons has a message for Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian: Get out. The landlord who rented a Southampton storefront to the reality show stars for their new Dash boutique, which opened Monday, has not seen a happy reaction from her neighbors. Irma Herzog is "being tormented and harassed by Southamptonites," one source tells Page Six. Herzog owns the Driver's Seat restaurant, a local institution since 1960 that she took over in 2005; she rented the spot next door to the Kardashians, who started taping Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons Tuesday.

And because of that, "People are going to avoid Southampton," says one former local, adding that Herzog "should be brought up on charges." Another local says she views the presence of the Kardashians "like people viewed the plague in the Middle Age. I just want to survive it." And a local author explains, "The Kardashians really repulse people because they are cheapening the [Hamptons] brand. Thank God they are only staying for three months." Kourtney and Khloe were filmed walking down Main Street on Tuesday, with a throng of fans following along, but the mayor says he hopes future tapings won't draw such a crowd. "I hope it becomes a non-event," he says. (Click for a look at the $13.9 million mansion where the sisters are staying.)

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Jun 7, 2014 11:20 PM CDT
Oh, don't tell me. The Kardashians are ruining it for the rich and the famous! Darn. I always thought the Hamptons was a symbol for the $ sign. The Kardashians have $$, so whatsupp?! Here's one thing I can give to this family. They lost their breadwinner (dad) and after they dried up the tears, they trained to be entrepreneurs. Many do not like how they did it, BUT, they did it and accomplished it. The media draws to them like magnets and they now probably charge a pretty penny for photos of them. They have their own brands. They went virtual on TV. They stay in the headlines. THEY MAKE MONEY. Dad would be proud of them. A success story.
Arthur Vandelay
Jun 6, 2014 1:58 AM CDT
white trash with money.
Jun 5, 2014 8:31 PM CDT
HA HA HA ! There is no snobbery as snobbish as money snobs.