Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

East End Restaurant in the Works

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

East End Restaurant in the Works

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If all goes as planned, residents and state Capitol employees may have a new option for lunch on Charleston's East End. The city's Board of Zoning Appeals voted Thursday in favor of an application by James Martin, who wants to open a carry-out pizza restaurant at 709 Ruffner Ave., directly across from Kanawha Manufacturing in the East End's warehouse district.

Martin requested a waiver of the on-site parking requirement for such an establishment due to the abnormal placement of the property, which is encroached by train tracks that would make on-site parking impossible.

Martin said the board first approved his request two years ago, but the business didn't come to fruition in the following months, and the waiver expired.

"There's no residential parking I would really take from - there's never anybody there parking across the street, so I don't think it would interrupt anybody, Martin said, adding that customers can park on both sides of Ruffner Avenue. …

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