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As of last Friday, the town of East Hampton—located between the equally fancy towns of Southampton and Montauk—has banned Uber. No one is happy about this, including Uber (the town's taxi-licensing law now requires taxi companies to have a physical office in the town), but most of all, the people who make the Hamptons great: Rich people.
There was Andy Cohen:
And the fancy people who read GQ:
Cancel summer: Uber abandoned East Hampton http://t.co/8qZQMHlzfr— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) June 5, 2015
And Lizzie Grubman, one can only assume:
Worst news for Lizzie Grubman since Ja Rule went to jail: East Hampton has voted to ban Uber http://t.co/SGkCjnG6ur— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) June 5, 2015
All in all, bad move, East Hampton.