Thursday, October 16, 2014

In the Right Zone

Much-Too-Fuzzy Photo by Evan Brandt
Ashraf Khalil, front right, and his lawyer, 
Peter Dolan, gather in borough hall after the 
variance was granted by the zoning hearing board.
So first of all, sometimes I hate my iPhone.

Why the picture on the right is not in focus, I cannot tell you. What I can tell you is it pisses me off.

Anyway, last night Ashraf Khalil won a variance from the zoning hearing board to continue doing what, evidently, lots and lots of people like that he is doing at the iCreate Cafe in the 100 block of King Street.

He won permission to operate his cafe of what, by all testimony, is delicious vegetarian food as well as run his computer training classes.

Now normally, this post would stay up all day but there is a benefit on Saturday for two young children who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

So I have taken the unusual step of posting two blogs today, but this one had to be first because it was so encouraging to see so many people demonstrating in-person what a "destination" business is, and to spend their evening supporting it.

And, from all testimony, it seems Mr. Khalil of all people will be most willing to share his moment in the blogsphere spotlight with a worthy cause.

We congratulate Mr. Khalil on his success, both in business, in friends and with the zoning board.

Here are the Tweets from the meeting.

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