NIMBY Upset About Woodhouse Crab Shack Plan at Marina Green

A rendering of the proposed crab/clam shack.

The inevitable minor uproar over anything new in this town has arisen regarding Woodhouse Fish Company's earlier announced proposal for a takeout seafood shack at the former Marina Degaussing Station at Marina Green. A nearby resident, 70-year-old Arthur Scampa, is the most vocal opponent so far, citing potential light pollution, traffic, and the "major change of a public park" that the proposed restaurant represents. Also, he has some fears about fatter, more aggressive birds spoiled by daily feasts of lobster roll crumbs. Supervisor Mark Farrell, in whose district the project lies, calls the complaint "irrelevant" and says he hopes the lease gets approved. [Examiner]