More outdoor tables coming in Charlottetown

Published on June 12, 2014
These businesses on University Avenue in Charlottetown are getting an address change. As of May 6, the section of street, from Grafton Street to Euston Street, is going back to its original name - Great George Street.
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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.