My Father’s Place, the legendary rock club that during the 70’s and 80’s was the hub of the flourishing music scene on Long Island, will reopen not far from it’s original location in Roslyn, New York. Michael “EPPY” Epstein, the club’s founder and impresario, has entered into a licensing and joint venture agreement with the new owners of The Roslyn Hotel to develop an upscale supper club and restaurant at the Hotel’s location at 1221 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, New York.
My Father’s Place was the launchpad for an entire era of new music. During its 17-year tenure, My Father’s Place helped to develop the careers of noted artists such as Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen; bands like Blondie, the Ramones, the Police and Aerosmith; pop star Madonna and comedians such as Eddie Murphy and Billy Crystal. During that time the club was the cultural capital of Long Island, and today after thirty plus years, the club’s name is still magic to the more one million people who went through its doors.
The Roslyn Hotel was recently purchased by the 935 Lakshmi, LLC headed by long time Long Islander Sudhir Kakar, and is managed by Bridgeton Holdings. Bridgeton plans to reposition the property into a luxury style boutique hotel and they are currently working with Eppy on new designs for the club that will have a decidedly “Gold Coast” look and provide a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere for guests. The supper club and chic restaurant are expected to open in the Spring of 2018 after renovations are completed.
According to Eppy, the new venue will be more intimate, with an emphasis on comfort and service, in addition to great music. “I don’t want to just bring back the old club, but I want to create a new experience.” He notes that, “Today the music industry is not catering to my generation, but we still love going out, and we still love music. And on top of that, the music business is still not giving young kids and new acts a chance to play and develop. I want to fill these gaps.”
My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel will feature state-of-the-art sound, lights and staging, and will present a wide variety of entertainers ranging from emerging pop and rock acts to legacy acts that performed at the original My Father’s Place. The new venue is a natural complement to the vision the current ownership has for the hotel. As Sudhir remarked, “Roslyn is a town that understands, appreciates and expects quality and we want to present a high quality product to our guests, whether it be food, service, accommodations, special events, or anything else. So being part of the reintroduction of an iconic club like My Father’s Place, which is stitched into the history of Roslyn, goes a long way in reviving excitement in the area for our guests and the residents of Roslyn.”
The elegant Roslyn Hotel provides a boutique hotel experience on Long Island’s North Shore in the historic village of Roslyn, NY known for it’s charming shops and exquisite homes. The Roslyn Hotel is a true neighborhood destination that focuses on personalized, impeccable service to create memorable stays whether for business or leisure. For more information visit www.theroslynhotel.com.
The Opening is expected in Spring of 2018 for more information contact