August 19, 2021


AUGUST 19, 2021 – The long-vacant former Debonair Beach Motel site along the shorefront in West Haven has sold for $1 million.Sim Lev Holdings, LLC of New Haven bought the property, which is at 295 Beach St.

The company was incorporated in 2014, and lists Sim Levenhartz of New Haven as its principal. The building has been empty since 2014, and it is boarded up and fenced off. Levenhartz said Tuesday he is interested in having a hotel at the site featuring luxury suites with multiple rooms. However, plans are still being finalized, according to Levenhartz, who is seeking input from city officials.

“We need to do more research and talk to the city about what they want there, then work on getting all the necessary approvals,” Levenhartz said.

Lou Proto of The Proto Group of North Haven represented the buyer, while True Commercial Real Estate represented the seller, Debonair LLC.The purchase comes on the heels of the sale of the nearby former Chick’s Drive-in, an iconic beachfront eatery that shuttered six years ago after the death of its owner.