Council puts restaurant attraction on the menu

The City of Mount Pearl wants more dining options for its residents and is commissioning a restaurant market study in order to attract another full-service restaurant.

Councillor Chelsea Lane explained some details about the purpose of the study at this week's council meeting.

“This project is important as the City has heard from residents and businesses through community engagement that there is support for another full-service restaurant in the city,” Lane said.

Halifax-based planning and research firm FBM was the lowest of two qualified bidders for the study, coming in at $11,465.

Lane said FBM has extensive experience and success in retail gap and market analysis to drive economic growth for communities.

“This aligns with the City’s economic development priorities as the City identifies opportunities to grow emerging sectors, create more jobs, attract residents and visitors, and provide more amenities for new and existing residents and businesses,” she said

Chad Feehan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News