The Cantina is making summertime margarita-sipping a little less buggy as it makes another update to its outside patio.
A crew was outside the restaurant yesterday getting the ground ready to pour the concrete. The gravel that covered the ground — and provided plenty of nooks and crannies for mosquitoes to hide in — has been removed.
Nice. Now, what ever happened to that “living mural” that was supposed to go up on the wall? Last we heard, the Mural Arts Program was still looking for funding, but that was in 2012.
UPDATE: David Goldfarb, zoning chair of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, said the plan for the mural is officially on “hiatus.”
He also said that the Cantina crew had agreed to make the paving water-permeable, but it “proved to be way too expensive.” Instead, they agreed to add an extra tree and to pitch the water runoff into the four tree pits as well as an extra water runoff pit, he said.
They also agreed to restrict outside hours to decrease the amount of noise for neighbors. Outside, it’s now midnight for last call on Sunday to Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant is also adding a sign to direct patrons to exit through the restaurant.