As a Laguna Beach resident all of my adult life, I look at Mozambique as an enterprise driven by an ownership that is passionate about giving people what they want in terms of good food, service and quality entertainment.
Mr. Lewis in his recent letter to the Indy has confused the word tenacity with provocative wording such as “brazen and relentless pushing” of its agenda into the city. I wonder why someone who obviously does not understand business would spend time writing about it rather than patronizing the establishment, enjoying the great food, ambience and entertainment it provides.
Sure it takes hard work for any business in Laguna Beach to get through public hearings to achieve the goal of even a simple business plan. Why? Because there is always just a handful of people with “village mentality” that will try to thwart anything new, lest it bring more business to the city and thus disturb their peace.
The comparison that Tortilla Flats “once graced this site” is laughable. It is clear to me that the success of Mozambique makes a very significant contribution to Laguna Beach in terms of the jobs it provides, the taxes it generates and the generous philanthropic support of the community.
The progressive and meticulous upkeep of the property and building is something that the city and its residents can be proud of. Now that takes “relentless” effort, and guess what? It is a family steakhouse with something for everybody, packed daily with locals enjoying generous food and drink specials.
Wake up! Those in Woods Cove who subscribe to the writer who claims there is “the loss of quality of life,” I say there is life out there and it is abundant.
Will somebody please take this man to Mozambique for dinner? Even the ride is free for locals if the parking system bothers him.
Tom Summa, Laguna BeachView Our User Comment Policy
I am one Woods Cove resident who could not agree more with this editor’s sentiments. My wife and I enjoy Mozambique upon occasion and this line from the editor’s comments sums it it nicely: “Because there is always just a handful of people with “village mentality” that will try to thwart anything new, lest it bring more business to the city and thus disturb their peace.” KEYWORD: HANDFUL.
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I agree. I’m a Woods Cove resident as well. I see the extra cars parked on the streets that belong to employees, but there always seems to be room enough to find a spot. (And um, aren’t homeowners supposed to park in their driveways or garages?) Mozambique is a vibrant place of business that does all it can to assuage the neighbors; problems can occur – but they can also be ironed out with a cooperative attitude. If one looks for problems and reasons for upset, one can usually find them! Ivan Spiers does a great deal for the community. He’s a team player. He should be given a round of applause for turning this huge building from a white elephant to a reason to get out, eat a tasty meal, go have a drink on the upper deck at sunset, and enjoy the neighborhood and the glass being more than half full. First world problems.