In support of Harbour Grace cafe
I’d like to comment on a decision by the Town of Harbour Grace to deny an application from Pauline Yetman to operate a cafe at Admiral’s Marina. I’d like to think a cafe at the marina would be an asset to the town.
There are hundreds of people over a year’s time who use the boardwalk for their exercise and leisure walks. Several boats are moored there — locals and visitors — over the summer months.
I’m sure there are many tourists who would love a place to repose during the day, to sit and relax over a cuppa in such lovely, nautical surroundings.
This would not only be a business venture, but a service to the public. First when the marina opened and the chalet was in operation, one could get a beverage and a snack. But it wasn’t promoted enough, so, as they say, it went the way of all flesh. Too bad it did. I enjoyed several cups of coffee there. The marina is a very attractive place. Now, one of our own Harbour Gracians wishes to revive this type of enterprise, only to be denied.
Wouldn’t a cafe enhance the zoning classification of a space/recreation area to bring more folk in to utilize this idea, and be profitable for the town as a whole?
Pardon the pun, folks, but this is food for thought. Joy French-Coleman