Joshua Morrison/News A variance request to add additional signs to advertise merchandise brands on the front of the new Rural King store was denied Wednesday by the Board of Zoning Appeals. All other aspects of the store’s signage fits the new sign ordinance. The store, located in the former Kmart building, is expected to open in August.

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A variance request to add additional signs to advertise merchandise brands on the front of the new Rural King store was denied Wednesday by the Board of Zoning Appeals. All other aspects of the store’s signage fits the new sign ordinance. The store, located in the former Kmart building, is expected to open in August. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday rejected Rural King’s request for a variance to allow the store to place extra signs along the front of the building at 1500 Coshocton Ave.

The store already has the store signs ready to install which meet the city’s new sign code standards, but was asking to place eight vendor signs, each 3-feet-by-8-feet, along the front of the store. They would display which brands are offered at the store.

Mike Davis from Kessler Sign Co. in Zanesville, said the signs would not be visible from Coshocton Avenue and would only be seen once you enter the plaza on the high ground above the road.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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