Summer’s just around the corner and beach-goers at Hudson Park in New Rochelle will have a new Tiki bar to enjoy.
According to park officials on site, the bar is being installed on the narrow beach inlet. The adjoining shoreline, a popular attraction for sunbathers, was being smoothed away Thursday by a bulldozer. Just outside of the construction zone, a gaggle of onlookers said it looked as if the trucks were trying to lengthen the beach. However, the full details remain unknown. The manager overseeing the development of the Tiki bar was unavailable on the site for comment about details and expected completion.
One passerby was thrilled at the possibility of having an Oceanside bar. “I’m here all the time, I would definitely go there,” said Larry Cannizzo about the Tiki bar. “I think it’s going to attract a lot of people down here.”
Members of the New Rochelle Fire Department showed up to the park confused about the roar of jackhammers and construction trucks that were plowing sand back into the Sound. The yellow-taped area surrounding the neck of Hudson Park’s shore was shut off to the public, although there were few people in the park. Firefighters left when the Parks and Recreation vehicles showed up.