Petition: Save Captain Kidd's!

Captain Kidd's, a combination fish market and eatery in the Redondo Beach Marina, launches a petition to keep it on the Redondo Beach Waterfront.

Captain Kidd's Fish Market wants to stay in the Redondo Beach Marina as an "iconic anchor tenant" throughout the waterfront revitalization process—and the business has launched a petition to keep it that way.

The petition on change.org, which as of noon Thursday had more than 100 signatures, asks the public to "help keep Captain Kidd's around for another 36 years."

"We want to make sure that Captain Kidd's is a big part of the redevelopment," wrote owner Chris Bredesen on the combination restaurant and fish market's blog

The anchor of the waterfront revitalization will be the redevelopment of 15 acres of waterfront property—including the Redondo Beach Marina, Redondo Beach Pier and International Boardwalk—by El Segundo-based CenterCal Properties. In a recent meeting, CenterCal CEO Fred Bruning estimated that the revitalization will cost $300 million.

The high cost has some worried, however. Slow-growth activist Jim Light, in a blog post on Redondo Beach Patch, noted that the high cost and density of the development may force the developer to raise rents and price local merchants out of business.

Nevertheless, Bruning has maintained that CenterCal wants to keep the local merchants at the waterfront.


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Wolfman March 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM
We must also save the Redondo Beach Seaside Lagoon for our kids
Lynn Lu March 29, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Yes, please go to meetings. CenterCal is sying they are getting our opoinions, but they are really not. Plan to take Tony's, the arcade, International Fish Market, all of it.
John Kyle March 29, 2013 at 05:20 PM
I hope they leave!!! Their seafood prices are through the roof. Not worth it. So long...
Tim Sole March 31, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Local is not a word that developers understand. They are in business to make money, period, end of story. Local business cannot pay the freight for this size development, they know that. The will pander to the locals during the process, because lets face facts, progressives will run and hide when it comes time to stand up and fight them. It's what progressives do......
Wolfman April 03, 2013 at 05:52 AM
John, All the restaurants down there the prices are through the roof ever try $$$$ Delzanos ?


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