Two conspicuously vacant properties along Mariner's Mile in Newport Beach may get a breath of life when a high-end boutique and a trendy Los Angeles restaurant move in soon.
A'Maree's, a women's dress shop on Westcliff Drive, plans to move to the large white building with sweeping arches at 2241 W. Coast Hwy. It most recently housed Windows on the Bay, a restaurant that opened in the late 1990s and closed around 2000. Before that, two other restaurants were at the location: Stuft Shirt and Cano's.
The building was constructed in the early 1960s, and Stuft Shirt soon came to be known for its upscale clientele. Windows on the Bay operators later ran afoul of Lido Island neighbors across the bay who complained of noise.