The Knox Board of Zoning Appeals is happy with the cleanup efforts at a local pawn shop. The board previously considered imposing a fine on 1st Choice Pawn and Loan, due to the condition of its South Heaton Street property. During Monday’s meeting, though, board members noted that the condition of the site had improved over the past couple weeks, enough for them to drop plans for a fine.
Meanwhile, the board also revisited an application made by 1st Choice Pawn and Loan earlier this year for a special use permit. It allows the business to display seasonal items outside the building on its north and west sides, while using the rear for storage.
The Board of Zoning Appeals voted to grant the permit, provided the area is kept clean. However, 1st Choice Pawn and Loan hopes to move to a new location in the coming months.