The Story of Longboat Key Continued: Parking at the Mar Vista Restaurant...What's the Solution?
The Mar Vista restaurant is a popular local spot on Longboat Key and has been for many years. Located in the village on the north end of the island, it's continued to grow throughout it's long history and, over time, has begun to present some parking challenges for the area. Some nights, with the large number of patrons, the restaurant's small parking lot isn't enough to hold the cars of all it's visitors, forcing some to be parked on the street outside. This has created some concerns for nearby residents as more cars parked on the street has led to congestion and potentially even a safety hazard. Town officials are working to come up with a solution to the problem that will please everyone, but, so far, to no avail. What's the right way to fix this problem? Watch as Mike and Steve share their thoughts and what the future might bring in this situation.