Just in time for beautiful weather, Looney's in Fulton is asking to open its patio for alcohol service.
The issue comes up at a May 10, 2011 meeting of the county liquor board, according to an ad in Sunday's Sun. At the same meeting, the board will consider the request for Kloby's Smokehouse to serve liquor in the space that it is expanding into off Johns Hopkins Road.
The patio at Looney's could be a nice spot. You can watch traffic go past. People get ice cream at the joint across the street. It's a chance to create at least a shadow of the streetscape that the Maple Lawn developers could have created by investing in space where people might actually hang out. Instead, they scattered and shoehorned outdoor seating at a few restaurants.
Good luck to Looney's and Kloby's on the expansions. I just wish Looney's would get rid of the banners advertising discounted beer.