Construction crews are expected to have all of the framing finished by the end of this week, at which point plumbing electrical and HVAC work will get under way.
Curlee said one of the frequent issues he hears from potential customers is when you come downtown to eat on a Friday night and you’re waiting on a table in any given restaurant, you’re kind of in the way.
The area from the existing front door out to the pole support near the edge of the building will be enclosed and feature a sliding glass window that can be opened during favorable weather.
“We’re going to put some seating, maybe some sectional couches out there, as well as some bar top tables that you can be served drinks from the bar that will have a pass-through window,” Curlee said. “It just creates a space that we need and more convenient for people waiting to dine rather than just standing in the doorway.
You can be in the bar and not really be in the restaurant or vice versa,” Curlee added. He suggests that will help in the creation of a family atmosphere for the seafood restaurant.
Curlee still hopes to be open in late May or early June.