Wasaga Beach At Your Service: Little Marina Restaurant
It's been years since I've visited the Little Marina Restaurant. I have become so busy in recent years that a trip to the centre of town just to do something fun and relaxing is rare for me; but if there is one reason to take an extended lunch break to get out of my office, it would be to visit the Little Marina.
Boasting some fine pasta and home baked pizza, Little Marina has some rabid fans. At the time of my visit there were a couple of young guys there who just had to let me know that I must "try the bruschetta". While I set up my camera to take a couple of photos of the place, these same boys were behaving like grandsons to the owner Lucy. they moved things out of the way, arranged wine glasses to look nice for the shot and spoke of their affection for the owner and her food. "This is the best place in Wasaga" they announced so matter-of-factly. If this is any indicator of how clients feel about Lucy and her restaurant, it is no wonder that the Little Marina has survived through thick and thin to operate every year in Wasaga Beach.
What does your business do? Italian restaurant
What are your goals for the future? To continue to serve the clients we have, and hopefully find some new customers.
What is the biggest hurdle you had to overcome to be successful? The unsteady nature of the tourist market; decline in events such as pro volleyball and other popular events which brought large hungry crowds.
As a business owner, what advice would you give to somebody just starting out? Be honest. Be realistic. Treat clients like family.
Five Quick Questions:
1. Who was your childhood crush? Massimo Ranieri
2. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be? Massimo Ranieri's wife. :)
3. What’s your “comfort food”? Lasagna or homemade pizza.
4. What Celebrity have you been accused of looking like? nobody
5. Favourite game show host: Howie Mandel or Pat Sajak
The boys who told us to order the bruschetta!
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