MOUNT VERNON — Representatives of Frisch’s closed on the purchase of a Coshocton Avenue property, just east of Bob Evans Restaurant last week, according to Karen Maier, vice president of marketing for Frisch’s.
“We closed on the property but we have no plans at this time,” said Maier. “We know we can build. We do look forward to possibly opening stores in some locations.”
Mount Vernon Safety-Service Director Dave Glass said a sign contractor made an appeal for a sign variance at a recent meeting with the Mount Vernon Board of Zoning Appeals. Current rules limit signage to 8 feet high and 50 square feet, and the sign being requested is a bit larger, Glass said. The board tabled the matter and is to reconvene on June 1 to address the matter again.
One issue Frisch’s would need to address is to grade down the slope at the entrance to their lot. Glass stated that Frisch’s and Bob Evans would utilize one common entry drive from Coshocton Avenue. Leveling out an area entering into Frisch’s would be necessary because of the current steep grade on Coshcton Avenue.
Mount Vernon Development Services Manager Judy Cordle stated that Frisch’s has not applied for a building permit as of today.