By Tim Kowols
A “selfie station” near Sonny’s Italian Kitchen in Sturgeon Bay has been put on hold after members of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council expressed concerns about the domino effect it could cause. The “selfie station,” which is slated to be placed in a public park next to Sonny’s Italian Kitchen, would allow a designated spot for visitors to take a picture of themselves with the waters of Sturgeon Bay as a backdrop. Citing the logos of the city and Sonny’s Italian Kitchen, council member Laurel Hauser wonders what could happen next if other businesses wanted to build similar structures on public land.
Sonny’s Italian Kitchen owner Jason Estes says it was his idea to create the “selfie station” as a way to further promote Sturgeon Bay as a tourist destination.
According to the agreement that was discussed during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Sonny’s Italian Kitchen would be responsible for the upkeep of the structure and the land immediately surrounding it. The issue now heads back to city’s Park and Recreation Committee for further discussion.