Zoning Meeting Today to Address Historic Signs

Charleson may lose some of its well-known signs over zoning regulations. At issue are signs outside the Firestone Tire store on Washington Street, Budget Tapes & Records on MacCorkle Avenue and Fountain Hobby store on Washington Street. Those have been up for nearly a half century, and are in need of restoration, but the business owners don't want to lose them. Store owners are expected to argue their case at a zoning meeting this morning. Even if they take the signs down to be restored, current zoning laws says the signs cannot go back up without a variance from the board of zoning appeals.