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Liverpool village codes allow appeThaizing to promote itself in a big way

Despite objections from the village planning board, this sign outside appeThaizing in the village of Liverpool is legal under village code.

Despite objections from the village planning board, this sign outside appeThaizing in the village of Liverpool is legal under village code. Photo by Sarah Hall.

— As the village planning board meeting came to a close on June 24, Chairman Joe Ostuni Jr. pointed out that a local business had painted a noticeable new sign along South Willow Street.

The owners of appeThaizing, a Southeast Asian restaurant which opened a year ago at 105 First St., emblazoned their back wall along South Willow with the words “Thai cuisine” in three-foot-high purple letters.

Ostuni asked Code Enforcement Officer Bill Reagan if the new sign might violate the village sign ordinance. Reagan replied that it was in compliance with specifications for signage allowed by that size business.

A framed sign, about 1.5-by-4-feet, hangs above the newly painted sign. “That smaller sign needs to come down,” Reagan said. The smaller sign includes the restaurant’s logo and the words “Thai Cuisine”

The new purple sign faces Onondaga Lake Parkway and Old Liverpool Road at an intersection estimated to be used by 35,000 vehicles daily. Thousands of motorists will surely see the prominent purple painted lettering.

Two local entrepreneurs, Panya Chittaratlert and his partner, with roots in the Kingdom of Thailand opened their third appeThaizing location at 105 First St. 12 months ago. It’s the former site of busy bistros such as Foster’s and Tutor’s.

Chittaratlert also serves soup, noodles, curries and sautéed dishes on the Syracuse University Hill and at Kimbrook Plaza at the corner of Route 31 and Route 57, in the town of Clay.

The property at 105 First St. is owned by Liverpool businessman Mike Charles.

Site reviews tabled

Meanwhile, the planning board tabled its review of a revised site plan being submitted by

Liverpool Properties LLC, Val Lamont’s company which owns the parcel leased by Limp Lizard Barbecue at 201 First St., which seeks permission to build an outdoor deck and a 49-space parking lot behind the restaurant. The parking lot would be shared by the White Water Pub at 110 S. Willow St., whose property is also leased from Lamont.

And a new tenant on lower First Street, Jade Seperack, has yet to open her business, Fit Happens Inc., upstairs at 105 First St., above appeThaizing.

Because she’s renting the former restaurant banquet room and turning it into a fitness center, the new usage requires Seperack to estimate the number of her customers to compute parking needs and to file a new floor plan design. Since she did not appear at the June 24 meeting, her site-plan review was also tabled.

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