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Palm Beach could be getting late-night taqueria

Posted On: 03-12-2017

A late-night taqueria and bar could be coming to Royal Poinciana Plaza.

Miami-based Coyo Taco’s proposed location is a 3,260-square-foot spot in the southwest corner of the plaza, where Edward’s salon formerly operated.

The restaurant requested an exemption to transfer 59 seats from the shuttered Michael R. McCarty’s restaurant for a total of 80 seats. The Town Council is set to vote on the request Wednesday.

The current space allows for 21 seats and seven parking spaces, according to the council meeting agenda. The transfer would leave the McCarty’s restaurant space with 92 seats.

Coyo Taco’s proposed hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Samantha David, head of plaza manager Up Markets, said the community has requested a Mexican restaurant since she took over the plaza.

“They are a unique fit for the island of Palm Beach because they cater to families who want a delicious, easy option; the lunch crowd who wishes to grab a quick bite to eat; and those who desire a formal meal with friends,” David said in an emailed statement.

Simon Taylor, a resident and outspoken advocate for reopening the Royal Poinciana Playhouse, sent a letter to Mayor Gail Coniglio and council members Thursday asking them to deny the application. He called transferring seats from McCarty’s “unlawful” because the restaurant failed to show “hardship.”

Taylor’s letter referenced a similar transfer request made by the now-closed Del Frisco’s Grille that the council denied in 2012.

Laurel Baker, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, agreed with David about the town’s appetite for the restaurant.

“When we did a community survey a few years back, there was a real desire for authentic Mexican, authentic Chinese,” Baker said. “I think it would be a great addition because it brings out a younger customer. When you have an opportunity for a business to come in, I think you should grab it, especially when it’s something new and exciting.”

She called parking concerns “a dead horse they keep beating. To tie anybody down with parking these days is only going to hurt the town.”

Last year, Taylor sued Sant Ambroeus, which took over the Del Frisco’s space, and Up Markets over the transfer of 135 seats from the theater to the restaurant for daytime dining. The suit was dismissed in September because Simon lacked standing.

Taylor’s appeal was tossed in January because he failed to file the petition in time.

According to Taylor’s letter last week, an administrative appeal he filed April 8, 2016, challenging the transfer is still pending.

“I will be renewing my call for the Town Council to hear my administrative appeal of the improper taking of Playhouse seating,” Taylor wrote.

Alexandra Patterson, a spokeswoman for Up Markets, said the new restaurant would not affect seating numbers for the theater.

“This application has nothing to do with the theater other than Simon Taylor wants it to be about the theater,” Patterson said Friday.

 

 

Source: Aleese Kopf, March 12, 2017, Palm Beach Daily News

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