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Upscale Restaurant Headed For Marina?

Update: Option to sublease location on Tarrantino Drive is on the Martinez City Council agenda Wednesday.

Updated 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, added information about restaurant developers.

Soon, an upscale seafood restaurant may surf the turf at the Martinez Marina.

On the agenda of the Martinez City Council Wednesday is an application for Delmonico's Inc. to build an 8,500-square-foot restaurant on Tarrantino Drive. The application to the city is from local restaurateurs Tony LoForte and Dino Gerosolimo, who are applying under the name Delmonico's Inc.

It's proposed for the same location as the Albatross and Captain Blythers Restaurant, which was demolished more than a decade ago, according to a staff report by Dina Tasini, the city's contract project manager (attached to this article as a PDF).

On the city's agenda is:

  • a possible option to sublease to Delmonico's Inc. and
  • a resolution to transfer $40,000 from the general fund to the Marina Enterprise Fund to complete California Environmental Quality Act documents for the project.

The council meets in a closed session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a public session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center, 818 Green St.

MIKE ALFORD February 27, 2013 at 08:15 AM
You know Mr. Hughes - Are you Brain Dead or Have You just drank all the cool-ad like Mr wilson has just pointed out See first of all WE dont own the property ! (I will go real slow) We M-A-R-T-I-N-E-Z and the City Counsel - The Mayor - The Citizens of Martinez (Even You) Do Not Own The Property That they are paying 40K to study ! It Is nice that you expressed Concern for my health,Safety & Wellfare ! But Im Not nor have I ever Expressed any Conspiracy Theory about the incompetent group of dead beats that people Like You help put back in office to run the city & the Martinez Marina Right into the Mud ! That take our tax dollars Spend money on Consultents And Never Finnish Anything ! (I Will Go Slow For You Agane Hughes) Why Have They Not Fixed The Marina ? They Got Money From The State ! Where or What Did They Spend It On ? Thats Not A Conspiracy Theory ! THAT IS A FACT ! So Maybe Its You That Needs To get a Hobby or Mabey you just Need to see a good Therapest ! Because you sure as hell cant deal with Reality ! Now Instead of makeing comments like you just did I will Tell You Just Like I Told another person (much like you) instead of taking up patch with kind of This kind of talk Like I Told Him Im Always Open For New Ideas Call Me Im quite sure we Converse about our two different oppinions Who Knows What WE could Learn ! And You need to know What ELIQUENT really Means I Would Be more than happy to Explain it To You -No Charge ! 925 - 812 - 2221 - Think of Me As a Doctor
MIKE ALFORD February 27, 2013 at 08:15 AM
You know Mr. Hughes - Are you Brain Dead or Have You just drank all the cool-ad like Mr wilson has just pointed out See first of all WE dont own the property ! (I will go real slow) We M-A-R-T-I-N-E-Z and the City Counsel - The Mayor - The Citizens of Martinez (Even You) Do Not Own The Property That they are paying 40K to study ! It Is nice that you expressed Concern for my health,Safety & Wellfare ! But Im Not nor have I ever Expressed any Conspiracy Theory about the incompetent group of dead beats that people Like You help put back in office to run the city & the Martinez Marina Right into the Mud ! That take our tax dollars Spend money on Consultents And Never Finnish Anything ! (I Will Go Slow For You Agane Hughes) Why Have They Not Fixed The Marina ? They Got Money From The State ! Where or What Did They Spend It On ? Thats Not A Conspiracy Theory ! THAT IS A FACT ! So Maybe Its You That Needs To get a Hobby or Mabey you just Need to see a good Therapest ! Because you sure as hell cant deal with Reality ! Now Instead of makeing comments like you just did I will Tell You Just Like I Told another person (much like you) instead of taking up patch with kind of This kind of talk Like I Told Him Im Always Open For New Ideas Call Me Im quite sure we Converse about our two different oppinions Who Knows What WE could Learn ! And You need to know What ELIQUENT really Means I Would Be more than happy to Explain it To You -No Charge ! 925 - 812 - 2221 - Think of Me As a Doctor
Linda Meza February 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Mr. Wilson's argument is superfluous since there once was a restaurant on that property. Mr. Alford merely likes the sound of his own voice or keyboard and all the other naysayers have been proven wrong time and again. However, despite the fact that these pessimistic voices were proven wrong on the quonset hut buildings now USA Sports and NorCal Courts, Sharkey Building and DAs offices now privately held and undergoing renovation, and Main Street successfully reverting back to two-way traffic with the installation of nine dining platforms, yes despite it all they may actually win this one and Mr. Loforte may rethink his decision. The one thing that the State Lands Commission wanted to see from Martinez, revenue making enterprises, may actually fail to come to fruition. Bravo, this one deserves a rousing round of applause! Time to throw your shoulders back, hold your head up high and proudly state - I stopped yet another business from locating in Martinez. Sounds like a helluva campaign button.
Paul L Wilson February 27, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Linda where do you get so much false information from and have you any knowledge of the past or current land lease agreement between the city and state? Go get a copy of the agreement and stop making personal attacks on people that views are not the same as yours. Grow up!
Alex Gronke February 27, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I'm shutting down comments on this post. This is a reminder and a warning that anyone who engages in personal attacks will be suspended and/or banned from commenting on Patch.

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