Sunday, March 13, 2011

Elbow Room

West Hartford Center is the restaurant mecca for this region.  There are perhaps 25 - 30 good restaurants in a small area.  When good weather arrives, diners will want to sit outside, but the Center wasn't designed with wide enough sidewalks to accommodate the growing demand.

So, if you are the Elbow Room and operate a successful restaurant with more demand for outdoor dining than your small piece of the sidewalk can serve, what do you do?

Answer:  You build a funky rooftop dining patio, overlooking Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Road.

But, if the weather is not great, of course, no one eats outside in Connecticut.

16 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Very funny. And funky, as you say. The weather (as shown in your photo) doesn't look good enuf for outdoor dining. Yet.

Personally I like to eat indoors. Away from noise, clatter, bugs like mosquitoes!

Re your comment on Ocala: I think the duo was negotiating for some gold jewelry for Mama...

Regina K said...

That would be a good place for people watching.

Kate said...

Good restaurants are great places to have close by, and roof tops seem to be proliferating in some parts of our town. An imaginative way to expand, I guess...if it's architecturally safe, that is.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a nice place!I like a lot the tree in this picture and the lights.I hope the weather is nice there today! :)
Hugs
Léia

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure you'll show it to us when it's crowded up there!

Birdman said...

Can you say eyesore? I know you can

Sharon said...

I bet that patio/deck will be full the minute it warms up.

VP said...

We are now waiting for a spring/summer shot!

RedPat said...

Not sure how aesthetically pleasing it is but I bet it's great to sit up there and watch the world go by!

Dawn said...

Love eating outside...and above everything else would be the way to do it. Can't wait for it to get warm.....

joo said...

Wow, 30 restaurants! Paradise for food lovers! And I'm waiting for spring shots as well:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Perfect solution and I am waiting to see the view from your lens from up there... Hope that it will be nice enough soon!

Bises,
G

Farmchick said...

Looks like a great place to hang out with friends...in good weather.

Randy said...

Sometimes you just have to stand out in a crowd.

Halcyon said...

Love it! What kind of food do they serve?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I guess the Elbow Room needed more elbow room.