Not all shops are open yet but the new Lido Village is looking good! There are so many conversation areas with seating facing the marina, and even those cool hanging basket chairs. Old timers will remember the Warehouse Restaurant. Nobu is going into that space early next year. Kathy and I had breakfast at Zinque which has lots of outside seating. They are open for breakfast and lunch – ordering at the bar, delivery to your table. Dinner, however, is table service. The menu is limited but everything is fresh and tasty.

My favorite spot is Lido Village Books. This independent book store is the only original tenant. This upgrade to the center has worked well for the owner. He said that this year’s August and September were his best months ever. I am so glad. I hope these independents are never obsolete. It is so nice to enter and have  someone call me by name and know what I like to read.

The other thing is the parking. It costs $6 in the structure and there is no validation so far. Park on the street. Metered parking is cheaper.