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First Posted April 30, 1999

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'We need something dynamic like this'

to the editor,

Posted December 7, 2017

Here's what I would deem an exciting application for the old beer store: another upscale eatery in the downtown core which could be a successful venture for some visionary entrepreneur.

Of course it doesn't have to be a steak house, but I strongly believe a name like, "Riverside Diner" (for example) is appropriate in view of the location. Points to consider:

  • Already adequate parking on the property;
  • A patio door could be cut into the west wall and a wooden deck installed for outdoor dining;
  • The truck entrance on the north side of the property is redundant and could be converted into a walkway entrance with decorative paving stones. Lots of shrubbery and flower gardens;
  • Remove the scrub trees at the west end of the property, allowing the walking trail that skirts the parking lot from the footbridge to be extended right through to Church St. (I guess you'd call that an easement?);
  • Include an outdoor wall mural which could be of anything, including heritage images of local history. How about a contest for local artists to be organized by the Alliston BIA?; and
  • A generous pruning and/or removal of weed trees on the riverbank to improve the view from the patio.

Obviously a potential buyer would make a thorough inspection of the interior to assess the feasibility of such a project, but I assume this building from the sixties is still structurally sound.

We have enough Roadhouse style franchise establishments and fast food outlets in the west end. We need something dynamic like this, right in town.

Charles Bryant,

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