While poking around the Internet to see what Shari Lampert does when not crashing her car into ex-hubby Spencer’s garage doors, I came across this Wall Street Journal article from 2008 describing the invasion of Greenwich by the hedge fund kings and their unfettered desire to pillage and destroy. Spencer (Eddie’s adoptive father) and Shari figure in that story, naturally, but so too does a non-hedger, Greenwich builder Steven Hatch, who tore down a beautiful 1840 Italianate home on Riversville Road.
Many of the teardowns are done by developers who use the lots for new homes. Developer Steve Hatch says he bought an old farmhouse in 2004 for $1.5 million. Local preservation activists told him it had historical value. “I’m just personally not into that stuff,” he says.
Still, he says, he offered to sell it back to them at cost. “They laughed at me and said they don’t have that kind of money,” he recalls. Mr. Hatch razed the house, built a bigger one and sold it to a family last year for $3.2 million.
That’s ol’ Steve alright – what a cut up! What a benefactor to the town.