Land’s End Inn Begins a New Chapter
New owners, Edmond Macri and Trevor Mikula don’t want to change a lot about the Land’s End Inn. “We want to preserve the landmarks in this town,” says Macri. “We knew Steve and Eva”—the inn’s former owners—”and knew they wanted to sell—we felt that when a door opens, you have to say yes.”
The couple said yes after a conversation with friends in Rhode Island. “They said, the universe is giving you a gift,” says Mikula. “You’ll figure it out.” And they have, bringing their sensibilities (Mikula is an artist, Macri has a tech and marketing background) to bear on enhancing rather than changing the 1904 inn. They’ve already brought back the David Schoolman font and logo that distinguished Land’s End from the 70s to the 90s.
“Our goal is to have more people from the community be a part of it,” says Macri. “We’re going to open up to the public on Thursday and Friday evenings—you can come up, have a glass of beer or wine, watch the sunset from the lawn.” Stonemason, Frankie Rice has created a magical sculpture filled with his signature curves and shapes that includes a fire pit to encourage people to sit longer, enjoy the scenery and each other more.
The men share a vision for Land’s End. “We want it to become something akin to Suzanne’s Garden,” says Macri. “We’d love to see people strolling through the grounds.” They have already partnered with PAAM and the Center for Coastal Studies on creating events, and look forward to more partnerships with nonprofits.
As for the future, the inn will itself become a nonprofit when the two men pass on, so it can retain its welcoming, inspirational, and openhearted presence for many decades to come.