Supervisors reverse Paradise Cove decision
The Carson City Board of Supervisors agreed Thursday to award $40,000 in redevelopment funding to Doug and Jamesa Cramer for Paradise Cove, their new restaurant in the Carson Mall.
Supervisor Pete Livermore, who voted against the request for funding on Oct. 15, made the motion to reconsider denial of the Cramers’ application.
“I had the opportunity to further explore the decision I made, and I did so after reviewing the financial documents,” Livermore said. “I came to this decision after much reviewing and after speaking with Mr. Cramer and speaking with the landlord.”
“I don’t generally do this, but in these economic times, (I know that) Mr. Cramer is a hard-working businessman who brings creation of jobs, and he will add to the sales tax revenues. I hope these funds will allow him to do well,” Livermore said.
Cramer said he appreciated the financial boost, and it would allow him to make sure contractors are paid immediately as the project moves along.
“We’re going to open it up and we’re going to have a good time,” he said.
Supervisor Robin Williamson, who also chairs the redevelopment authority, said residents need to understand that the money is for construction work only, and if the business closes in the next seven years, a lien would be placed on the Cramers’ home, since they do not own the property in the mall.
Resident Jed Block said his only concern was that the Cramers’ home was at stake.
“My concern is the lien on his home,” Block said. “I don’t understand why (Carson Mall owner) Mr. Carrington has a problem with a lien on this (cafe) property if it fails. I’d just like the board to keep in mind that if everything goes to hell in a handbag, he’s going to lose his home.”
The Cramers, who also own Mom & Pop’s Diner on Third Street, plan to provide a tropical theme with waterfalls, thatched roofs and outdoor seating. They will offer seafood and pasta along with other traditional dinner fare.
The Funky Parrot Gift Shop is also in the plans. The Cramers expect to open by the end of next month.