More outdoor tables coming in Charlottetown

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Brit's Fish and Chips, University Avenue, Charlottetown

There's going to be more opportunity to eat outside in Charlottetown this summer.

Brits Fish and Chips at 41 University Ave. is getting an outdoor patio.

Council entered into a development/encroachment agreement at its regular public monthly meeting this week.

The outdoor patio does come with a cost. It means the loss of two parallel parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant.

The agreement allows Brit’s to operate the patio this year and through 2015.

And Hunter’s Ale House and The Factory Cook House in Charlottetown are making more room for their diners to eat al fresco.

Council gave the green light to allow the two restaurants to extend their outdoor patios by four feet onto the sidewalk.

The approval applies to this summer only.

The restaurants, both owned by Steve Barber, will have to foot the cost of relocating two parking meters the change will affect.

Turf and Surf Tours getting kiosks, bus stops

A Charlottetown business that offers sightseeing tours, on land and on water, is getting ticket kiosks and dedicated bus stops.

Council voted unanimously to allow Turf and Surf Tours Inc., which operates the Hippopotabus and the Harbour Hippo to set up on the city right-of-way adjacent to Founders’ Hall and in front of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The agreement is subject to the signing of a development-encroachment agreement and the provision of the necessary liability insurance and is in place for this year only.

Organizations: Ale House, The Factory Cook House, Turf and Surf Tours Confederation Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Billy P
    June 13, 2014 - 10:21

    Come on folks, park in the parkades and allow more outdoor patio's, more closed streets for the summer months, markets on Queen St etc….all these things will increase business for the downtown its not rocket science….oh and for the few that live downtown suck it or move, your living in the heart of the city get used to noise! Good job city now keep going!

  • Peter
    June 12, 2014 - 15:55

    Does anyone other than me find it funny (in a sick sarcastic way), that it's ok to eat outdoors with the wind blowing dirt and garbage on your food, but it's not ok to eat at The Doctors Inn, that has been in business for 35 years and passed every inspection it was ever subjected to?

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2014 - 21:07

      I do... and I think this bradley guyt is an idiot. i'd say more but the guardian wouldnt post it

  • Walking is good for you
    June 12, 2014 - 14:02

    I would not mind the most of the downtown being pedestrian-only for the summer. There are parkades and not all of them are fully used. Also, judging based on fat asses and hang-over guts, too many Islanders fail to remember that they can propel themselves forward through the space using legs - it is called walking and it is good for you.

  • Bonnie Bell
    Bonnie Bell
    June 12, 2014 - 11:22

    Okay, so the down town is going on about how no body goes down town anymore and stores have can you go down town when you can't find a parking space. Between the trees taking up a parking spot and outdoor patio decks, where do you suggest we park! Besides the fact, that who wants to eat outside with the exhaust from cars spitting at you! None of this makes any sense to me. Richmond street was the original "outdoor" eating area, and in my opinion, that was a very nice asset for Charlottetown...the rest is just overkill.

    • don
      June 12, 2014 - 13:04

      but look at the millions the city is geting for the permits. to hell with the inconvenience to the people. whining mayor why do you not close off ALL streets and have the tables there? and let the cars and walkers use the sidewalks? talk about a screwed up dumb city hall. you are #1 in the world.

    • RJ
      June 12, 2014 - 13:29

      Suck it up and park in a parkade. Pownal is underused, Queen is rarely full except in the depths of winter. It's far more convenient and economical (cheaper than the parking meter, no chance of fines) than people give it credit for.

    • huh
      June 12, 2014 - 19:50

      seriously. What REAL inconvenience do you actually have?