A downtown Port Elgin businessman has received the town's blessing to create a patio for patrons in front of its business.
Pier Donnini, owner of the Queen's Bar and Grill on Goderich Street, is planning a patio to run the length of his building that faces the main street--about 67 feet.
Donnini says he was inspired to add the front patio after learning of the Streetscapes initiatives.
He says will deliver more dining options for his patrons.
The area, which will be fenced in by a three foot high rod iron fence, will feature nine tables that will seat four persons each.
Donnini says the patio would open each day at 11am and close at 10pm, Sunday to Tuesday; 11pm Wednesday and Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday.
The new patio will not obstruct the public sidewalk.
Saugeen Shores councillors agreed the new development would help bring life into the town's main street.
Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau, who has worked on improving the downtown core, says he can see the Goderich Street patio bringing additional business to the downtown area.
Donnini hopes to have liquor approvals in place in time to open for the Canada Day weekend.