We are part-time residents of Coronado each year and have fallen in love with everything about the Crown City. It has everything: a small town that is easy to get around in, a beautiful setting and a very friendly population.

We keep in touch with our adopted island by subscribing to the Eagle & Journal newspaper. The most recent issue carried an article about the former bank building at 1100 Orange Avenue which brings me to the reason for this letter.

While visiting Coronado, our two favorite restaurants were Bistro Asia and Tent City. Part of their charm was the good food but also you could almost always get a seat, even during summer hours, at an outside table. Other restaurants needed reservations two days ahead of time with no choice of tables. We came to rely on both restaurants for a late afternoon meal without a lot of planning ahead.

Sadly, I read that Bistro Asia is now gone due to the sale of the building. I sincerely hope the Coronado Historical Association, as the new owners of the bank building, will encourage the Tent City restaurant to remain as one of the more charming restaurants on Orange Avenue. Tent City’s menu and staff were always a treat as the sun went down over the Pacific in the Crown Jewel of California. I hope it will be there for many evenings to come.

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