Stop Work Order on Market Street
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The new salad lunch spot under construction on Market Street near Fifth Street was dealt a setback as a bright orange “Stop Work Order” was posted on the front door. What’s the problem you ask? It doesn’t appear to be a problem with the fresh salad restaurant, but more with the new metal and glass storefront built to replace the shoe repair shop.

While the only thing that changed was the glass portion under the black granite facade of the retail spot, city rules still require approval be given for exterior changes. Really, this new facade is an improvement on what was previously there, and considering the aesthetics of the Delta and other facades nearby, could be considered the nicest on the block. We expect this to be mostly a formality and the building owner will probably just go through the appropriate approval process. We’ll see.

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Branden Klayko

5 COMMENTS

  1. Absurd! Government bureaucracy at it’s best (or is that worse?). Either way, this is the sort of thing that only costs entrepreneurs more money and increases their overhead. Who gains from this?

  2. The owners of the business should have taken care of this. It’s like a $25 permit. We have codes for a reason, not just so “Government bureaucracy” has something to do. The people that gain from code enforcement are the people that aren’t electrocuted in their shower or fall against an un-tempered piece of facade glass. The kind of people that feel they have the right to bitch about codes are the kind of people that should move away.

  3. I don’t think the restaurant is at fault here. It’s more likely the building owner who installed the store front and leased the space to the Chop Shop. The stop work order applies only to exterior work, so I assume the restaurant continues to be built inside. This row of buildings is one of the most underutilized yet ideally located in the city. It’s hard to believe someone hasn’t attempted to turn the upper floors into something nice.

  4. I saw this when it was up. If you look closely, the stop work notice is on the door to the left of the restaurant door. That door leads to the floors above the restaurant. My assumption that the stop work notice was related to the upper floors which are up for lease and not the salad shop. But I could be wrong.

    Either way…the sign is gone and I’ve seen work being done on this building.

  5. That’s good news if there has been work recently here. The sign was on the door to the second floor, but the stop work order was concerning the new front facade overall (not the interior work either upstairs or at the shop). Apparently, there was no approval from the city for the design of the first floor facade.

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