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Fishermen's Terminal Building in Eureka expected to have new seafood restaurant this summer

EUREKA- A building in Eureka designed to hold a restaurant could be getting a seafood cafe next year.

The Fisherman’s Terminal Building, which is at the foot of C Street, was built in 2011. Originally designed with a restaurant space, the partially occupied building has not had a restaurant or cafe yet. For the last two years, city staff has been working to bring one in. Five months ago, the city entered into negotiations with the owner of Jack’s Seafood, Jack Woo. Now, the city council will vote at Tuesday’s meeting to authorize staff to enter into a 5-year lease agreement with the business. They will also vote to use $245,000 in federal funds to pay for interior improvements to get the space ready. If the council votes to authorize the lease agreement, the restaurant could open in the summer.

"The worst problem a city can have is when you have vacant spaces and restaurant spaces and retail spaces and the opportunity get hopefully a good restaurant in here that's going to be here a long time, because, you know, restaurants come and go, but we've tried to set this up to hopefully be successful, so I think that does send a positive message," said Greg Sparks, the Eureka City Manager.