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Waterfront Cafe on Boardwalk Gets Beautified


Waterfront Cafe on the Boardwalk just installed about nine planter boxes in front of their restaurant.

The post office is one prime example of how the planters beautify the area. Planter boxes are along Sunset , 4th street, Staples also.

“About three years ago Tom Elliott and I and Darin Morris, a landscape architect,  discussed doing a landscaping project between the Boardwalk and the east wall of the Rose Avenue parking lot to keep that area from constantly reverting to being a “gasoline alley,” said Mark Ryavec, president of Venice Stakeholders Association. “Later I presented that concept to Robert Davis, the superintendent of Venice Beach, and did not at the time get a reply. More recently I presented it to him again because I heard from the LAPD that he was looking at hard landscaping for that stretch.  He replied that he was indeed considering installing landscaping there.

“Well, I went out there this morning and the new management of the Waterfront Cafe apparently funded Venice Community Healing Gardens to install planter boxes all along that stretch in front of the cafe and beyond. And for the first time in many years that area is clean and neat. “

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