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Pismo Beach Planning Commission approves Shell Beach restaurant renovation

Posted at 7:38 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 01:30:09-04

A former drive-thru restaurant in Shell Beach will be remodeled into an Italian restaurant.

The former Speedy Gourmet drive-thru in Shell Beach is expected to be renovated into an Italian restaurant. (KSBY photo)
The former Speedy Gourmet drive-thru in Shell Beach is expected to be renovated into an Italian restaurant. (KSBY photo)

 

On Tuesday, the Pismo Beach Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for a renovation of the restaurant at Cuyama Avenue and Shell Beach Road. The location was most recently the site of the Speedy Gourmet drive-thru, but the restaurant has been vacant for some time.

Community Development Director Jeff Winklepleck said that the owner plans to redesign the building with a Mediterranean theme. The former drive-thru area will be converted into outdoor seating. The total indoor and outdoor space spans 825 square feet.

The Planning Commission also approved a pizza oven inside. Winkepleck said that the restaurant will serve alcohol.

The renovation does not need to go before the Pismo Beach City Council, though the project still needs a building permit.

Construction is expected to begin later this year or early next year.