I still miss the wind-swept cypress trees and the old yellow surfer house on the bluff at Crespi and Highway 1 but over time have gotten used to the sight of the mostly empty Pacifica Beach Resort that was erected years ago on the site. Now the Pacifica Tribune reports that the hotel is under new management and that a Peruvian restaurant opens there soon. After all the starts and stops in that space, I look forward to trying the newcomers' fare.
John Maybury, Editor and Publisher
P.S. I have been in touch with Chris Porter at the Chamber of Commerce about problems at the Pacifica Beach Resort. Here is her update on meetings she had with the new management: "We had a meeting the end of last week with Tania, the onsite manager. She told us that in the winter months half of the complex would be closed down and new carpet and furniture brought in. Tania said the restaurant had been 'leased' and would be opening before the end of August. We urged her to make sure the restaurant was open no later than two weeks before the FOG FEST so she could work 'the bugs out' before the crowds hit town. The paper today seems to say the same thing and by the way the Chamber urged the management to put some article in the TRIB. The current restaurant being closed means that any food they serve for the 'buffet breakfast' must be completely wrapped so the pastries are all sealed in plastic and the juice, milk and breakfast sandwiches have to stay in their containers until people open them to eat. These are health code regulations because a restaurant is not onsite. I will try to put a note on YELP from the Chamber saying we were concerned about the recent posts and have been working with the complex to address issues being brought up."