New Sound View owner will ’embrace and enhance’ popular Greenport spot

Credit: The Suffolk Times, file photo

Credit: The Suffolk Times, file photo

When news broke yesterday that a popular Greenport motel and restaurant had sold to a boutique hotel group, residents began to wonder what the future holds for the prominent Soundfront property.

But in his first media interview since purchasing the iconic Sound View Inn and Restaurant in Greenport, Eagle Point Hotel Partners co-founder Erik Warner told The Suffolk Times customers won’t notice too many changes to the waterfront property in 2016. 

So what exactly does the future hold? That remains to be seen, he said.

Eagle Point, which closed on the purchase of the entire 5.5 acre property Monday, hopes to reopen for the season “as soon as possible.”

The enterprise had been in the Levin family since 1953 when Jack and Donna Levin built the 10-room Sound Shore Motel. In 1968, the couple purchased the neighboring Sound View restaurant and have expanded the businesses over the years with the addition of 35 motel rooms and a banquet room. In recent years, the two businesses have been operated by the Levins’ daughters, Rachel Murphy and Ellen Wiederlight.

The sisters announced the sale on social media Tuesday afternoon.

Soon after, Mr. Warner, who declined to discuss the sale price, shared his ideas for the property and a bit of his company’s history.

Read the full Q and A on SuffolkTimes.com