BROOKLIN — Chip and Gail Angell have sold the Brooklin Inn at 22 Reach Road to Peter Collier and his wife, Pi Piraeus, and John and Jenny Lewandowski.
The closing was held March 15.
Angell said the rule of thumb for inn ownership is “you should plan to sell it before you have to paint it again.”
“I have been here 19 years and it’s time to move on to do something different,” Angell said.
“Get reacquainted with the grandkids,” he said. “Maybe buy a sailboat. We have a house next door to the inn. We’re still here.”
Jenny Lewandowski said she and John have been close friends with Peter and Pi.
“We’re great friends and have known each other a long time, and we have a great respect for what each of us bring to the table, and for what the inn provides this community,” Jenny said. “When we first started talking about going into business together and looked at our options, the Brooklin Inn stood out as an ideal location with a loyal following where we could step in and hopefully enhance what’s working while adding our own personal touches to make it even better.”
Jenny Lewandowski most recently managed the front of the house at Aragosta in Stonington.
John Lewandowski works as a project manager for GO Logic in Belfast.
Peter Collier is a sales agent for Lynam Real Estate Agency in Bar Harbor.
He and Pi had owned Holy Cow Farm in Surry.
The inn is currently closed for remodeling but the couples intend to open in early June.
The property features a restaurant that traditionally offered fine dining. There is also a pub, offering pizza and casual fare.
“The restaurant will offer creative food with a strong Mediterranean influence, utilizing local seafood, meats and produce,” Jenny said. “The pub will see minor changes and will continue to offer the best in local beers and pizza, of course, as well as an expanded cocktail menu and wines by the glass.”