Jerry Seinfeld's family-run lemonade stand gets squeezed out in Hamptons, reports say
If Jerry Seinfeld's TV show were still in production, this surely could have been the basis for an episode.
A lemonade stand generating money for a charity run by the sometime East Hampton resident's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, was shut down recently, apparently after an irritated neighbor complained to police, according to published reports.
Jessica Seinfeld posted on her Instagram page a photo of her husband, their son and other youths -- hands behind their heads in mock surrender -- with an East Hampton Village Police car in the background.
She also posted: "Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled. Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers! thanks Xander and Jaden for crushing it today with Julian and Jerry."
In a second post Wednesday on Instagram she offered a picture of a story in the East Hampton Press, complimenting the paper about its coverage of their "outlaw lemonade stand."
"People always talk about how kids today need to get back to the basics, and when [they] do, they change their mind".
East Hampton Village Police were not immediately available for comment.
Reports say police closed the stand because it was in violation of a village ordinance and neighbors' complaints of illegally parked cars.
Revenue from drink sales was going to Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy charity, which helps "families in need across the country with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children" 14 and younger, according to its website.