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12 FRIDAY, JANUARY 22- MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 .....  NEWS cape a=ette " Parrot Continued from page I Fuller said the addition would be open mainly for the late shoulder and summer season, al- though he hopes it will be longer. Fuller said the expansion will better accommodate large crowds that come to the Parrot in the summer. "Our main focus is lunch and early dinner. Currently the wait- ing line in the summer may get to be an hour or more, and we lose quite a bit of people because they do not want to wait. Our current dining area is less than 1,500 square feet. With the addi- tion, we will add just less than 950 square feet. That will be a huge help to us and our clien- tele," he said. Fuller said the main reason for expanding is to help benefit Wilmington Avenue. "I think by opening up back there and creating an opening to Rehoboth Avenue, it just might bring some much-needed life to the second block of Wilmington Avenue," he said. "There are some great businesses back there, but not enough attention gets drawn to that street. Hope- fully with myself and others that are moving in, all that will change." Expansion would allow the restaurant to add 174 seats - 106 in the interior dining room, 14 at the bar and 54 in the patio/gar- den area. Patrons will be able to access the Wilmington Avenue side from Wilmington Avenue and via an expanded walkway from Rehoboth Avenue, A sec- THE PURPLE PARROT GRILL in Re- hoboth Beach has proposed using this cottage house at 41 Wilmington Ave. to expand the restaurant's operations. ond walkway will allow employ- ees to access the Wilmington Av- enue location from the kitchen. "We plan on splitting the menu and making the back much more casual, if you can get that, mak- ing it more beachy with sand, lots of palm trees, maybe some water features, just a very open tropical feeling," Fuller said. Purple Parrot wilt also add brick-oven pizzas, fresh soft tacos, grilled fish and kabobs, and possibly a multi-burger menu. The current menu will be completely revamped, Fuller said, to represent the new addi- tion and new look. Fuller said he hopes to have the new Purple Parrot open by May, if everything goes right, and have all the kinks worked out by summer. "We will have the lively energy of Rehoboth Avenue and the tranquility that Wilmington of- fers. So, whatever you are look- ing for, you will fmd it," he said. "I am sure it wiU be as much of a part of Rehoboth Beach as the Purple Parrot and other estab- lishments have become. We have taken pride in serving our com- munity for the past two decades and look forward to serving it for many more to come." Briefly )> CIB work, ng on committee guidelines The Center for the Inland Bays board of directors held a retreat Jan. 4, at Redden Lodge. Ed Lewandowski, executive direc- tor, said the retreat gave board members a chance to clear the air and get back on track after a tense board meeting Dec. 18. He said a committee will be formed to identify the roles of each committee, and he is work- ing to develop a process by which the center's standing com- mittees can work together on co- ordinated goals. Board to train on teacher programs Cape Henlopen school board member Sam'W'dkinson told fel- low board members at the Thursday, Jan. 14 board meeting the board members should have a working understanding of the programs they mandate for teachers. Board members agreed to be trained on instructional computer programs, and Wilkih- son is coordinating a training day at the former Ninth Grade Cam- pus in the coming weeks. "If we expect the leadership at our schools to do this, we should at .least have an understanding. As board members, we have a re- sponsibility to be trained in what we expect our people to do," Wilkinson said. !i i ,i