Statement from Ellen Levin Wiederlight and Rachel Levin Murphy
on the sale of the Soundview Restaurant and Sound View Inn
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the sale of the
Sound View Restaurant and Sound View Inn, our beautiful
resort property overlooking Long Island Sound in Greenport,
New York. The enterprise has been in our family since 1953,
when our parents, Jack and Donna Levin, built the Sound Shore
Motel and then purchased the Soundview restaurant in 1968.
Over the years, our parents added to the 12-unit motel, which
grew into 45 units and a 10 unit Pebble Beach apartment complex .
They also added a piano-bar lounge to the restaurant, and
finally a banquet room for 150 people, which has played host to
thousands of events here on the East End of Long Island.
It is with joy and pleasure that we announce the name of the
purchaser of the Sound View Restaurant and Inn as
Eagle Point Hotel Partners LLC a company with an
excellent reputation as hoteliers in the Sound View tradition.
Filament Hospitality Group will be overseeing daily operations .
The company has expressed its intent to continue operating
the property as a family resort with the same staff that
has served the Levin family and its guests for decades.
Eagle Point Hotel Partners LLC has taken over the
property as of January 12, 2016.
Understandably, it is with some sadness as well as pleasure
that we make this announcement. My sisters Rachel and Jody,
our brother, Andrew, who died in 1998 and myself grew up in
the family business, and each of us joined in the operation of
the Sound View right after college. Throughout all those years,
we have operated the enterprise just as our father taught us:
give good value, charge a fair price, and reach out to your
community neighbors when they need a helping hand. Our
family business was always just that — a family business —
inspired by our father, nurtured by our mother, and operated
by a loyal staff that is as much a part of our family as our own
blood line. Speaking personally, we feel blessed to have been
born into a job that we have loved for our entire adult life.
It has been our life, and our job. We wish our friends and
new owners of the Soundview the utmost success and believe
the Soundview is in good hands and will benefit the North Fork.
The new owners plan to open with business as usual in March.
Circumstances change, family needs change, and we have found
it necessary to make this change at this time. It is our hope and
expectation that the Sound View will continue to grow and to serve
our local residents and visitors to the North Fork communities.
Thank you all for you support over the years.
Ellen and Rachel
See you in the Spring
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