In sup­port of Har­bour Grace cafe


Dear edi­tor,

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

Har­bour Grace

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