By Meg Olson
The Point lost two of its restaurants in recent months, but three new eateries are poised to fill the void.
Caffe Capanna closed its doors at the beginning of March after property owners announced they wanted to take the property in a new direction.
That direction will be the Saltwater Café, according to a liquor license application with the state. The applicant is Tamra Hansen, the co-owner of the Pier Restaurant, which closed its doors in the fall after its lease with the Point Roberts Marina was not renewed.
The marina will be opening a new restaurant for the summer, according to marina manager Jacquelyne Everett, called the Compass Rose Bar and Grill. Everett said the restaurant will have a nautical theme and feature “all your local favorites and comfort food.”
A coffee shop called Wake My Day is also planned for the barge at the marina, serving espresso and other drinks, along with breakfast items and snacks.
Improvements are also being made to the rooms on the upper level of the barge with an eye to having them available for group rentals, such as conferences or family reunions.