A Dining Deck Blooms On Main Street

The first of the new outdoor dining platforms was installed on Main Street Wednesday afternoon.

The first of what promises to be at least 17 wooden outdoor dining platforms was installed in front of Roxx on Main today, on the 700 block of Main Street. The outdoor dining "pocket" will be open and ready for diners on Friday. 

"I want to thank (Public Works Director) Dave Scola for helping me get this," said Roxanne Cole, owner of Roxx on Main. "He said I would have it this week, and he kept his word. I'm excited about this - I think every restaurant on Main St. should have one of these. We need to work together and be successful." 

The platform is made by Denver, Colorado company Bison Innovative Projects. The pockets are about $5,000 each, and the city will pick up all but $1,200 of the cost. The business owner will make up the difference. Each pocket, which takes up one parking place, will also cost the business owner $60 per month in lost parking revenue. 

Similar pockets are also slated for Compass Star and Marty O's restaurants, on the 800 block of Main. Eventually, the city hopes to install the pockets for all downtown dining establishments which request one. 

Linda Meza June 07, 2012 at 07:30 AM
It's beautiful and will be a welcome addition to each and every business; from Lemongrass and Pacifica Pizza, Marty O's and Compass Star. I can't wait!
Chris Kapsalis June 07, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Going down today to take a look. This Roxx. Sorry.
Hope Savage June 07, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Yay for Roxanne, rolling out the new pockets! I love Roxx on Main and will be playing there with my musical partner in crime, Danny White this Saturday night from 7 to 9. Come on down and see the new pocket!
Roxanne Cole June 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
We having been trying since last June to arrange outdoor seating! This is a beautiful platform with so many opportunities to increase the draw to downtown Martinez. People will be talking and everyone should see more customers when the entire project is completed. From the top of Court St on down. Our new lighting and now the pockets will help us all. Maybe we can add a pocket treasure hunt for the kids at Trunk or Treat this year so people will not just stroll through and take candy! So many possibilities! Thank you everyone who made this dream come true.
Roxanne Cole June 07, 2012 at 02:40 PM
We can't wait for your show. It is wonderful to be working in the kitchen and enjoying your music at the same time. Hearing the sound of applause and a roomful of happy people. You spread joy with your music. Thank you
Hope Savage June 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Roxanne Cole personifies the ideal business owner in downtown Martinez. Involved with her community, taking action instead of waiting around, treating everyone with respect and generosity, running a fine kitchen and reaping the benefits!
Anne Mobley June 08, 2012 at 08:02 PM
We are thrilled for Roxx. Platform does look better with the wrought iron. Hope it is very successful.
barbara kapsalis June 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Great addition to Main Street. Are umbrellas next??
Snafuli Patchouli June 11, 2012 at 05:04 AM
If they have paid their taxes like everyone else, why not?


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