Seating on the roof can get cramped, especially during the town’s weekly fireworks show which is why the owner of the restaurant and bar is hoping to expand the seating area and build a new bar upstairs
CAROLINA BEACH — Anyone who has been out to Carolina Beach on a Thursday night to watch the fireworks knows just how busy local favorite Hurricane Alley’s can be, especially for those hoping to get a rooftop seat — but if the town approves it, the restaurant is hoping to expand its outdoor seating experience.
A request has been submitted to the Town of Carolina Beach’s Planning and Zoning Board, David Cole of Hurricane Alley’s is hoping to renovate the top area to include more seating as well as construct a rooftop bar.
The request for a conditional use permit simply states, “To expand the building so it can take advantage of the best views in this town.”
Cole said the CUP will not affect the health or safety of anyone and he only plans on extending the length of the top deck.
Of course, being one of the tallest locations on the boardwalk, the rooftop bar can get busy during firework shows, allowing the modification will help give more people a chance to experience it.
“It will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean. It gives the opportunity for more locals and visitors to view the fireworks,” he wrote in the CUP request.
Staff is suggesting the board approve the changes but ultimately, it will come down to Town Council to decide in an upcoming meeting.
The Planning and Zoning Board will hear from the applicant at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 8, which is open to the public.
A date for the Town Council has not been set yet.