This is a photo of the former Coffee Stop at 7937 Foothill Blvd. This photo was taken Wednesday night at around 8:15 pm. The new tenants of this site are converting this location into a restaurant, which is a great improvement to the site and a welcome addition to the community. If you recall, the STA, with support from the STNC , LUC and Councilman Krekorian fought and won in stopping an industrial propane refueling station from opening here last year.
So, what’s wrong with this picture?
The new tenants have yet to apply for or be granted a single permit that allows them to perform this construction work. The tenants have not yet applied for a change of use permit (the last legal use was as a gas station). The tenants are also performing construction at night, which is a big no-no!
We welcome this type of business to the community, but they need to do it right and not “build first, and beg forgiveness later”. Complaints have been filed by the STA and Councilman Krekorian’s staff is aware of the situation. We are following this one closely!
UPDATE: The tenant has now pulled a permit for some electrical work, and Councilman Krekorian’s staff has notified us that plans have now been submitted to plan check. The STNC is not yet in possession of a copy of those plans. We are still waiting on an evaluation of other permits that may be required.