Owners of former Oceanside Beach Motel have big plans

May 17, 2017 03:53PM

The “Smiley Motel,” as it’s known by locals, may soon get a face lift. The new owners of the former Oceanside Beach Motel, known for the signature giant smiley face on its east side, want to redevelop the property into a drastically different resort, 27East reported. The project is led by restaurateur Jon Krasner and financier Teddy Wasserman.  Together, they proposed gutting the entire easternmost building to reduce the number of rooms from 34 to 30. They plan to build wraparound decking, as well as a “wet retail” space that will offer food and drink. [27E]