Opportunity in Summerland

Published February 15, 2014

Based on smart phone maps, internet searches, and restaurant listings, Summerland appears to have a handful of restaurants all in walking distance. Who among us cannot get through a week without a handful of options for good eats?!

But, on a closer look, two of these food options are playing a little fast and loose with the term “restaurant” when “deli” is more like it. Another raves a delicious country style breakfast, which is priceless in a weekend getaway town like this and definitely worthy of trying but they close by 3PM most days. So, there’s really only 2 options for dinner and only one has a full bar, which serves unremarkable steaks, seafood, and burgers yet is packed every night of the week. Locals appear to know each other at this establishment and servers greet most patrons by first name.

You don’t have to be a restaurateur or  investor to realize the value in opening a restaurant with decent food in this town! Even a wine bar with a small selection of food pairings for wine would thrive as long as they are open late. Add live music to the menu, and you’ve got a local hangout. Most people will just eat and drink there simply because it is more entertaining than being at home.   


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