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Waterfront Continued from page 11 property. A decision on the suit is pending. "We agree that the town of Dewey Beach - either through a waiver or conditional use - would have to approve the relocation,;' Pires said. Pires said his group would not sue the town if officials denied their request to merge the busi- nesses without losing grandfa- thered rights. "If they said no, we would walk away," Pires said. Developer proposes to build homes on Coconuts' site Ron Moore, a local developer who owns the Bay Resort motel near Coconuts on Bellevue Street, has expressed interest in purchas- ing the Coconuts' property if the restaurant is moved. "I have giv- en Alex a draft of a proposal that was acceptable to me," Moore, of J.A. Moore Construction Co., said. "He has not responded to it. The ball is in his court." Moore said he would like Co- conuts relocated in order to pro- tect his interest in the Bay Resort motel, which he owns with Bob Moore. For years, the motel own- ers have complained about intoxi- cated patrons from Coconuts dis- turbing tenants at the motel. "It has cost a small fortune in security guards," Ron Moore said. Moore said he wants to develop residential units on the site. The Town Commissioners would have to rezone the property from resort business to resort residential be- fore town homes or condomini- ums could be developed on the site. Pires said the sale is contin- gent upon the investors obtaining approval from the Town Commis- sioners to relocate the Coconuts' building to the Waterfront proper- ty and to rezone the Coconuts' land for residential use. Calling the plan an "intriguing concept," Dewey Beach Mayor Robert Frederick expressed mixed feelings about the concept. The mayor indicated that the proposal is attractive because it calls for the merging of two liquor licenses in- to one. On the other hand, it would create more density in the town if the two businesses were combined and new residential units were de- veloped on the Coconuts' site, he said. The town's role will be to ensure that the plans are in the best interest of the town and that they comply with zoning ordi- nances, Mayor Frederick said. "It's very premature to talk about un-submitted plans, but my feeling is that it's an endorsement of the town in general," Mayor Frederick said, adding that Pires' group is willing to invest time and money in Dewey Beach. Mayor Frederick resides at Ca- jun Cove, a condominium com- plex located about a block away from Coconuts. Cajun Cove prop- erty owners have been the most outspoken critics of Coconuts since it opened in 1990. "As a Cajun Cove resident ... to have the possibility of a liquor li- cense being turned in and residen- tial units going up would initially appear to be an asset to Cajun Cove and the surrounding neigh- bors," Mayor Frederick said. Lions Club would also need to approve plan 'In addition to the town's ap- proval, the sale is contingent upon approval from the Lions Club to move the Coconuts' building to the leased property where The Waterfront is located, according to Pires. Since the current lease expires at the end of 1999, they al- so need the club's approval for a long-term lease or an outright pur- chase of the land. J.J. Catts, president of the Lions Club, was out of town and could not be reached for comment. Lisa's Sailboats, Inc., owned by Donald and Jane Monigle, is the corporation that rents from the Li- ons Club the property on which The Waterfront is located. Lisa's has paid the Lions Club a mini- mum rental of $58,000 per year plus a percentage rental on re- ceipts in excess of $1.3 million, according to the suit filed against the town last year. Last year, the owners opted to renew the lease for another five years. Earth Day Continued from page 12 It wasn't that way. The kids or- ganized it after hearing me over the phone alerting the governor's office. What I did was tag along (with pride) while the children did what I'd taught them they should do when their government makes a mistake witfi little time to debate the issue. I think I was the one who most nearly became the only casualty in that Earth Day Battle (and rightly SO). While the road was filled with kids that morning, a car was speeding (I felt) through the crowd. I stepped out about 30 yards head of it and put my hands up to slow the driver down. I saw the driver (Mrs. Perciful) ap- peared mad as hell. (Maybe at me, I thought, for having her kid where he didn't belong.) She didn't slow up, I knew ifI stayed flat footed that she'd knock the hell Out of me. When the hood of her car reached me, I gave a high jump forward over the hood and ended up on her windshield, un- harmed. Someone said she was going to sue me for damage to her windshield. Her son, Rob, was there at the Great Dune because he felt com- pelled to be there, not because I had asked him. I hadn't. I've for- given her and understand her anger perfectly. (Some wish she'd done the job right.) A few months after the Earth Day skirmish, my school princi- pal, Ed Hurley, told me there were two FBI agents to interview me. It turned out that a former student, Ken Riley, had been nominated for Officer's Candidate School in the Army. I was glad to be able to speak very highly of Kenny, who had been one of the first athletes to integrate into Lewes schools as a black student. Gettin' Ready For Little Leag re? morn00Sl00XS Sunday, April 23 is Game Night featuring ~ WEST TEXAS ANTELOPE WILD BOAR HAM And Don't Forget This Week's Specials... Tuesday, April 25 -1/2 Price Steak Nite - ALL STEAKS 1/2 PRICE Wednesday, April 26 N Hamburgers - 1/2 Price Thursday, April 27 ~ Lobsters $8.00 per lb. 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