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What do you think about LoLo waterfront development plans?
Mike Eskesen, 31, grew up in North Van and today lives in Lower Lonsdale.
He groaned when The Outlook informed him the City of North Vancouver is being advised to put more restaurants on the waterfront.
“There are already so many restaurants down here,” said Eskesen. It’s not the trendy, happening place — it’s the place to clear your mind.”
He bemoans the defunct national maritime museum plan for Shipbuilders' Square.
“Yeah, I would definitely be in support of something like that. Tourists don’t have to come to the North Shore to go a restaurant, they should come here to investigate the history of the shipyards,” said Eskesen.
Aydan Drumm, 24, recently moved to North Van from Ontario after finishing her university degree.
When The Outlook caught up with her, she was waiting for the lunch rush to die down. Later this afternoon she will apply for a food and beverage job in Lower Lonsdale — encouraged by the news of potential new restaurants inhabiting the area.
Drumm, who studied sustainable tourism management, said the waterfront should include green spaces “to showcase the environmental beauty of the area.”