A restaurant on Ambleside’s waterfront is a bad idea, according to many people who spoke up at a public hearing Monday evening.Along with food carts, sidewalk dining and festivals, it’s a possibility being considered for Ambleside revitalization.
A house currently sits at the prospective seaside lot on the 1400-block of Argyle Avenue, which the district now owns, but would be torn down if the restaurant is a go. The property would remain in the municipality’s possession while the full-service restaurant is run by a private owner.
But this restaurant shouldn’t be built, said some West Van residents at the public hearing.
“Why do we need the restaurant on the waterfront? We don’t,” said Ambleside resident Paul Hundal. “There’s no reason why people can’t walk across the street to Bellevue (Avenue).”