More businesses mulling outdoor operations; SandCastle eyes outdoor beer garden

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Mark Baldyga, owner of the SandCastle, is planning to put up an outdoor beer garden next to the SandCastle. (PNC file photo)

With indoor dining still prohibited by the governor’s executive order, more establishments are looking into the possibility of starting outdoor operations in order to stay in business.

According to Guam Visitors Bureau president Carl Gutierrez, more restaurants in Tumon have started outdoor dining options and more are on the way.

He said Mark Baldyga, owner of the SandCastle, is planning to put up an outdoor beer garden next to the SandCastle.

But Gutierrez said for more outdoor dining options to succeed in Tumon, repairs to the sidewalks and other infrastructure would have to be made.

“We looked at the area and we saw that a lot of the bricks and the base paving stones are really in disrepair. Maybe if we can go into public-private partnerships, the owners of the establishments can take care of the upgrades themselves,” Gutierrez said.

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