The owners of the now destroyed were given a small ray of hope Monday night when city leaders unanimously granted them permission to still be involved with this year’s Wyandotte Street Art Fair.
The timing of the request was unfortunate, at best, as it was voted on about 24 hours after .
The owners of LTB’s had sought permission to temporarily install a 10- by 100-foot outdoor area in front of the bar to sell food and drinks during the art fair, July 11-14.
The request was made on Thursday, three days before a devastating fire gutted the building.
Councilman James DeSana, who chaired Monday night’s City Council meeting, said the request was being approved with the hopes that the owners might still be able to take advantage of the large crowd that typically comes to the art fair.
“They probably could hopefully by that time at least use the sidewalk portion of that property and try and make a dollar,” DeSana said. “Insurance works awfully slow and sometimes you don’t see reimbursement for some of the things that you’re entitled to. … So I approve it anyway even though we know of the loss yesterday.”