Coupeville’s public deck found lacking
July 12, 2011 · Updated 2:45 PM
I’m writing concerning the Front Street Grill on Penn Cove in Coupeville. One of the stipulations which allowed the restaurant to be built was the construction and identifying of a public view deck.
Currently most of the grill’s wall facing Penn Cove has large windows. The remaining area, which would be logical for benches, is filled with garbage bins, a recycling rack, floor mats on the rail and other restaurant uses.
Where is our public deck? I see countless tourists peering down the walkway, taking a few steps .... wondering if they are allowed out there.
The Front Street Grill has been operating for quite a while. It is the middle of summer and past time for the designated public deck to become a truly public view deck.