Why didn't they put the patio in the back or put a higher wall that would've provided more privacy?
I noticed and have wondered the same upon seeing it the last two weeks driving by. My hunch is that it will be modified in some way or form as they go forward, upon seeing people not be attracted to dining in the left turn lane of Perkins/Acadian. The noise, car fumes, heat,etc..will prove to be a turnoff.
And I agree, if Trader Joe and the rest of the development turn out as well as Acme and Galatoire's have, then even a parking lot view of TJ would've been a better view.