The Town of Mount Pleasant Board of Zoning Appeals has made its decision – they do not want to #savemoesmural. In fact, they want it gone.
We told you a while back about the effort to save the mural. But, the town voted 4-3 Monday night that the mural must go.
Read more about the mural from the Post and Courier, including a series of comments sent to BZA from residents in support of the mural.
A Mount Pleasant Town Council member is calling on the community to help save a mural on the side of Moe’s restaurant on Houston Northcutt Boulevard.
The mural, featuring Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Al Capone, was deemed to have been in violation of the town’s signage allowance. Although the mural is simply that – a painting, with no words or anything related to the Mexican restaurant – it was still considered signage.
Town Planning Director Christiane Farrell told the Post and Courier, “We do not prohibit murals, but they are counted towards the allotted building signage allowed.”
In a recent letter to the editor to the Moultrie News, Council Member Mark Smith called on residents to #savemoesmural and for the Board of Zoning Appeals “to work with small business owners, not against them.”
Moe’s has filed an appeal, which will be heard by the BZA on Dec. 19.
What say you, arts lover? Will you reach out to #savemoesmural? Or is this a case of just needing to follow the rules?