The Columbus Dispatch wrote City says no to patio in alley
Saturday, July 28, 2007
By Robert Vitale
A Downtown restaurant has been ordered to remove a patio it started building in the middle of a city street.
Officials with the Department of Public Service said they never gave the owners of Brownstone on Main permission to take over an 80-foot section of Lazelle Street, an alleyway next to the restaurant building on E. Main.
Brownstone owners began construction sometime in May, according to neighbors. A foundation of concrete and stone sits there today, blocking traffic between E. Main and Cherry streets.
Public Service Director Mark Kelsey told Brownstone co-owner Jeffrey A. Gilliam in a letter July 20 to halt construction of the patio and restore Lazelle Street “to the safe and convenient use of the traveling public” within 15 days.