I hate to see people not living up to their potential. The food at Lucy's was fresh and inviting. Its a pity their outdoor space doesn't live up to the same compliment.
Lucy's Little Kitchen had the great idea for an open air restaurant in the midst of Saugatuck. Great idea? Right? Well "open air" only works if its not raining, really windy or really hot and in those cases, owners really need to consider how they're going to keep customers coming in and protect them from the elements. Considerations, the owners of Lucy's should take more seriously. The day my family visited it was a typical August afternoon. Low to mid 80s but sitting in Lucy's without the benefit of shade or one of the too few umbrellas they have to accommodate diners, we quickly became uncomfortable in the heat. The poor choice of outside dining tables from Home Depot (with center umbrellas) and the few free standing umbrellas do not provide adequate shade for guests and engender rapt jealousy from those patrons not fortunate enough to be in a prime spot. I actually watched with amusement as guest after guest coveted neighboring shady spots and angled to jump locations following other diners departures. I also watched as guest turned away when they realized there was no shade to be had.
I would urge the owners of Lucy's to exam better ways to make use of their space. For example, consider having an awning put up over the space that will protect all diners from the elements. Awnings with durable clear plastic that can be lowered in the event of rain showers or wind. In addition, add smaller tables that will allow you to serve more guests, or add several more of the communal style tables that line the outside. Lucy's Little Kitchen has potential to be a great spot to wile away an afternoon. A little more effort is all that's needed.
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