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Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

Front Avenue Plan Angers Biz Owner

During the public comments section of the City Council meeting Tuesday, John Montandon, 1010 Sherman Ave., introduced an unusual issue re: the Wiggett Marketplace building he owns @ 4th & Front, which will be affected by Front Avenue overhaul. Renata McLeod catches the debate in her rough draft minutes:

"According to the Front Avenue plan, his building will not be allowed a curb cut.  He expressed concern that the current curb cut has been there 40 years, and his renters need to be able to drive into the garage for furniture deliveries.  Mr. Montandan stated that if he does not get a curb cut he will lose his renter, and requested the Council allow a curb cut at this location. Carol Berry, 115 S. 4th Street, rents Mr. Montandan’s property for the Wigget Antique Market Place.  She likes their location and would like to stay there; however, needs the lower access for pickup and delivery of furniture.  The building is old and is very difficult, and sometimes impossible to move large pieces from downstairs to upstairs." You can read the rest of the discussion and draft minutes here.


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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