First off, let me post the email from the city planner stating that June 4th was the date I was waiting for :
Here is a picture of the cover sheet for my lease :
So just to make things 100% clear. Just from loooking at the pictures and matching up the dates, the lease was signed almost 2 months ago on April 7th. The business permit was paid in full back on May 5th, and the insurance was taken care of back on May 7th. I have been ready to get rolling since then just stuck in limbo at this time. This is not the fault of anyone as paperwork and approvals always take a long time regardless of where you go. I have done my part and handled everything up until now and here is the news you guys have been waiting for. So as stated in my previous post, we were waiting on all businesses with a 300ft radius to reply to the notices they were sent. The good news is that none came back negative but........ and there is always a but...... there is a stipulation in that only 15% of the plaza can be used as "non-retail." What does this mean? Well, we will be offering retail in a small section of our unit, but the real issue here is that since there is a new gym opening up next year and it is considered "non-retail" as well, there is a slight problem. I have already contacted the landlord and the leasing agent as they are both very familiar with all the city officials and from the feedback I have been getting, this should not be a problem and should be resolved by next week. I am just keeping my fingers crossed, as I have already come this far and there is no turning back! Another update will be coming real soon so stay tuned. I am doing all I can and would love nothing more than to have a fully functioning establishment for everyone to attend. Thanks for reading and talk to you guys again real soon!