|Published: 10:10 AM, 10/16/2013
||Last updated: 10:11 AM, 10/16/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Construction on a new
4,000-square-foot building in the heart of downtown will soon get
under way to house the La Casa Vieja Mexican restaurant that is
currently located on the north side of town.
In a called meeting at noon on Tuesday,
the Sweetwater Regional Planning Commission quickly approved a site
plan for Dr. Ray Villanueva, who will have the building constructed
between the Peoples Bank parking lot and the old Richesin's Feed
No timetable was given for the building
project, but the contractors are anxious to get started and City
Planning and Code Enforcement Officer Scott Wilson said the building
meets flood zone requirements.
Wilson said the eatery will likely
apply for a liquor-by-the-drink license and it meets all required
distances from City Hall and any churches.
After the meeting, Mayor Doyle Lowe
told The Advocate & Democrat that due to some building foundation
problems, the Sweetwater Heritage Museum will have to close until the
problems can be solved. The museum normally closes in the winter time
and is normally only open on weekends. A timetable for the museum to
open is not known at this time.
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