Debating signs and closing times in Manayunk

On Wednesday, the Manayunk Neighborhood Council exerted its sway over both a versed corporate lawyer and a comparatively unfledged small-business owner.

Two zoning issues were up for debate at the monthly meeting: Enterprise Rent-A-Car requires a use variance permit in order to move into the vacant building at 114 Leverington Avenue, and Whirled Peace needs the same to set up a frozen yogurt shop at 4321 Main Street.

The Council was fine with Enterprise’s flat signs, 11 parking spaces and 6-foot-high fence; the thing that irked them was its proposed 15-foot-high, free-standing sign. And though Enterprise had bowed to the neighbors’ concerns in a prior meeting by lowering the sign from 20 feet to 15 feet, that wasn’t enough. READ MORE

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