Colonial Beach’s economy seems to be coming back
Earlier this year, the proprietor of Kelsea’s Kitchen food trailer, Rick Davis, fought to be allowed to participate in Colonial Beach’s boardwalk vendor program. His initial application in June was denied by the Town Manager due to “a replication of goods or services”.
Rick Davis and his associate.
Davis appealed the decision through the council and eventually ended up being allowed to operate his business near the public bathrooms on the boardwalk. Kelsea’s Kitchen opened in August selling french fries and funnel cakes.
Over the past few months, Davis had worked to find a permanent spot for not only Kelsea’s Kitchen’s food trailer, but for a family-style restaurant in town. In the end, he moved his food trailer to land adjacent to Fat Freda’s and is now the new lease holder of the former Fat Freda’s building.
According to Davis, he is planning on completely remodeling the interior of the building to turn it into a family restaurant. In a short interview, due to the pouring rain, he said he plans on holding family movie nights, specials during football season and having a menu with home style food on it.