January 26, 1993

Tavern seeks removal of restrictions

The owners of a Magothy Beach tavern are seeking the removal of restrictions that were imposed by an administrative hearing officer on their business.

Harry Paesch and Darlene C. Fratantuono, who own and operate the Magothy Inn, received permission in November to build a storage room on the back of the tavern, near the intersection of Center Street and Riverside Drive.

But after receiving complaints from neighbors about noise and traffic coming from the bar late at night, the hearing officer ordered the owners to plant evergreen trees and construct a 6-foot-high privacy fence around the business by Jan. 30.

He also ordered the business closed by midnight Monday through Thursday, by 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and by 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Mr. Paesch and Ms. Fratantuono have asked the county Board of Appeals to review those restrictions. A hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 17.

Although the tavern -- a 45-year-old fixture in the neighborhood -- is in a residential zone, the county has ruled that it is a legal, nonconforming use. Special zoning exceptions are required to expand nonconforming uses.

For more information, call 222-1119.


* Carvel Beach: Burglars broke into the garage of a home in the 200 Carvel Beach Road Friday and took a lawn tractor and other property valued at $2,700.

* Kurtz Beach: Burglars broke into a concession stand in the 2000 block of Kurtz Avenue Friday and took $143.

* Pasadena: Someone took two skylights off a home under construction in the 1900 block of Blue Waters Farm Lane Wednesday.

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