Last week a city worker came in and told us that we have to have a permit to put an A-frame outside. This is pretty funny, it seems like just another way to squeeze $75 out of a small business. It reminded me of the dairy license we had to get to have milk and cheese in the restaurant. The application for this was a post card with our name and address on it attached to a check for $10. I got a good laugh out of that one.
For the A-frame, we had to fill out an application, attach a picture with dimensions and a check to submit before a board to get approved. This whole process takes 2-3 weeks. So, the temporary fix for the A-frame, we just moved it up against the building. This part of the sidewalk isn’t owned by Harvard. It’s not our ideal location, but it will do until we get our permit.