Just received official confirmation that the site of the old BZ’s will be the new home of a new American Neopolitan style pizza restaurant. The owner of the Red Nun, Mike Giorgio, completed the sale last week. Renovations are getting underway for a Memorial Day Grand Opening. When the new menu is ready I will post it. Congratulations and welcome to Downtown Dennis Port !!
In probably one of the fastest Town Meetings in recent memory, Article 17 was put to a quick vote and needed a 2/3rds majority. I’m happy to say after a long 7 year battle, with the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee advocating for an increase in the length of stay for SRC owners, the bylaw was changed tonight to allow Seasonal Resort Communities to stay open until Dec. 31st. The vote was 294 in favor and 46 opposed. That gives the owners an additional 8 weeks to spend in Dennis Port. You can read the entire bylaw in a previous article. This was a win for the owners, a win for the Town of Dennis and a win for Dennis Port.
On behalf of the DPRC, both present and past members, a big Thank You to everyone who turned out and voted Yes for Article 17 tonight. Also, Congratulations to the Dennis Fire Dept. on the approved funding for 8 new firefighters.
The Dennis Port Revitalization Committee ( DPRC ) has voted unanimously to extend the time frame for Seasonal Resort Community ( SRC ) on a citizen’s petition. This By-Law change to Section 12.6 has been discussed for over 5 years. The time for the extension to the By-Law is now. We urge the voters attending the Oct. 18, 2017 Town Meeting to vote YES on Article 17.
There is no burden to the infrastructure of the Town or the Village of Dennis Port. At this time we are only talking about one ( Heritage Sands ) of the six SRC’s in Dennis and 5 are located in Dennis Port on Old Wharf Rd. Heritage Sands at the moment is the only SRC that meets the requirements and can get an occupancy permit for the off season.
Heritage Sands is also the only SRC to meet the DEP mandate to upgrade their septic system. It remains to be seen how the other 5 SRC’s address the DEP mandate. There are a total of 63 units in Heritage Sands. How many units that would take advantage of the extension is unknown at this time. Every person that we can get to support the local businesses and restaurants in the off season is beneficial to the Town with the additional meal tax. Hopefully some Holiday shopping will take place at the local downtown businesses and help our merchants survive the off season.
The charge to the DPRC from the Town is to work with developers, business owners and landlords to improve the economic conditions of Dennis Port. The extension can only benefit the downtown and surrounding areas of Dennis Port. At a time when Benny’s is closing and the Speedway gas station at the western end of the downtown area is scheduled to close on Nov. 1st. and we have a closed, empty gas station as a landmark to the eastern gateway to the Town and the Village we can use all the help we can get.
The attached Article 17 is pretty self explanatory. If you have any questions feel free to ask by commenting on our Facebook Page or email me at email@example.com
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We need your YES vote to continue the progress and improvements to Dennis Port.
To check on the photographic progress of the Mural in the Pocket Park, go to our Facebook page @ Dennis Port Revitalization. Search under community organization. The finished mural will be over a hundred feet long and 10′ high. Each letter in the word Dennis Port will contain multiple historic scenes of Dennis Port going back to the 1800’s. Upon completion there will be a key describing each scene in every letter of Dennis Port.
Hans and 2 students, Jack & Brandon, have officially started the mural today, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Hans is looking at completing the mural by the end of September. He will primarily be working early mornings and late afternoons depending on weather, temperature and location of the sun. The more shade the better and no rain in the forecast.
This is going to be quite different and more complicated from the 2 previous murals. I will be posting weekly updates with photos. If you are downtown and we certainly hope you are, walk through the Pocket Park and offer your encouragement to Hans and his students, if he is not working on the mural, stop by his gallery next to Aunties Ice Cream Parlor and maybe he will give you a sneak peek of what the finished mural will look like.
Mark Your calendar and call your friends. Next Saturday night, Aug. 26, 2017 is the Fireworks off of West Dennis Beach at 8:30.
Next Sunday will be the annual Antique Car Parade, but it will be an hour earlier this year. Find a great viewing area anywhere along Old Wharf Rd. and get there by 11:05 a.m. The parade will be leaving West Dennis Beach at 11:00 a.m. turn right onto Lower County and then left onto Old Wharf Rd. See the below info…
59Th ANNUAL DENNIS ANTIQUE CAR PARADE
Posted on August 15, 2017 by Dennis Chamber
Sunday, August 27. 2017
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Our 59th Annual Antique Car parade will step off at 11:00 am this year, the 4th Sunday in August the 27th, we will wind our way along the beaches as usual but then loop back on lower county to Trotting Park and follow all the way to Old Bass River Rd and end at the Cape Cod Play House, as we did in days of old!!
There will be plenty of parking at the play house and there are many restaurants and business within walking distance for you to enjoy.
All American Town of Dennis Fireworks
Parking Lot opens at 5PM. Festivities begin at 6PM
with BONFIRE and LIVE MUSIC by That 80s Band Party.
Raffle drawn at 8PM. Shirts will sell out!
Concession stand will be open.
Fireworks go off at 8:30
A couple of updates since yesterday. The lining is being applied to the courts at Sea View and if the weather holds up and it doesn’t rain, they will get all the lining done today and will put up the nets !!!
The prep work was finished this morning on the mural wall with the windows being blocked out and made even with the wall.
DPW is painting the fence in front of Mike Stacy Park and the Village Green.
The Bocce courts are getting cleaned up for fall play.
The Port is always striving to better itself for its residents, visitors and vacationers.
The 100′ wall in the Pocket Park is being prepped for mural #3. The outline of the mural will be going up shortly and when completed will be a visual delight. If you are having a coffee at Buckies or an Ice Cream at Aunties or just strolling through the downtown area, walk through the park and admire the small rain forest that has grown with the new sprinkler system. If Hans is working on the mural, stop and say Hi.
The 2 combination Tennis/Pickle Ball courts at Sea View had the playing surfaces applied yesterday, Thur. Aug. 17, 2017. The shadows on the courts are not part of the surface and I thought I would have these 2 future Pickle Ball players pose for a photo by the new courts.
BZ’s has definitely been sold. The new owner is planning on a October Grand Opening. Everything is Top Secret and this is all I know at the moment.
The RT. 28/Main St. Streetscape project is still on track to begin sometime this fall.
If you didn’t go to National Night Out tonight you missed a great time. Plenty of vendors, free hamburgers cooked by the brass of the Dennis Police Department, tons of free hot dogs thanks to Breakaway Grill, free “Richies Slush ” from Mr. Scoops, free ice cream from Krista K’s, plenty of classic cars in the Village Green. Free concert by Kate and Bill, sponsored by Cape Living Real Estate. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Another professional presentation by the Dennis Police Department and Officer Ryan Carr. I think I can say, Thank You on behalf of all who had the pleasure of attending tonight’s free event.
The Committee will work independently and with professional assistance to identify the needs and mechanisms to strengthen the area economy, revitalize the village and enhance the quality of life in Dennisport Village.