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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ZONING: 7221 Frankford Avenue (Smokeshop) (Not Opposed with Provisos)

***Text of Letter***
Ms. Lynette Brown-Sow
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Re: Appeal for Use Variance at 7221 Frankford Avenue Zon. Class.: C-2 Commercial
Cal. No.: 17361 Appl. No.: 388518 Date & Time: Tues., June 12th, 2012, 9:30 a.m. Case No.: 15A
Owner: B & M Leasing Applicant: Jason Hattina (J.J.’s Smoke Shop) Attorney: Elvin Ross, Esquire

Dear Ms. Brown-Sow:

Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association (“MCA”) which represents the neighbors of the Mayfair Community. In reviewing the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s Notice, the Applicant/Owner proposes:

“Permit for Use as a Convenience Store with the Retail Sale of Tobacco Products (No Items as Defined in
Section 14-1605 (2) (g)) with One (1) Accessory Internally Illuminated Flat Wall Sign in an Existing
One (1) Story Structure. (Size and Location as shown in Application).

We DO NOT OPPOSE this Use Variance with the Following Provisos:
1. Change “Internally Illuminated Flat Wall Sign” to “Externally Illuminated Signband”.
2. Retail Sale of Tobacco Products, with ONLY Pre-Packaged Food Items, such as Gum, Nuts, Water, etc.
3. Maintain and Clean the Front Curb and North Side of Property at the Entryway, regularly.
4. Join the Mayfair Business Association (MBA), and renew annually.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the numbers below.

Very Truly Yours,

Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.                         Peter J. McDermott
President                                                Secretary/Zoning Chairperson
(215) 292-3926                                     (267) 767-0049      

cc: Suzanne St. Marie, Mayfair Community Development Corporation
Michael Scotese, Mayfair Business Association
Lisa M. Deeley, Councilman Bobby Henon
Elvin Ross, Esquire, Attorney for Applicant