Airedale Antics owner Tony Phipps is a little disappointed.
Airedale Antics' windows were to be covered with yellow paper with a dog cutout on one side and a bird sitting on a cat’s back on the other. Too late, Phipps found out about a Maplewood ordinance that states that 25 percent of a storefront window can be covered, and no more.
They also had ideas of extra signage below the windows: there's an ordinance against that too, Phipps said.
Some of their ideas can be put into practice, like a redesign of the interior, so it's not a total loss.
"It's a work in progress," he said.
One thing that won't change is the upright piano in the front window. Moosylvania's plan was to move it to the back.
His daughter plays it, and she doesn't mind where it is, and besides, "that sucker is heavy," Phipps said.
Phipps said they are looking for a good piano teacher. Any ideas?
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