Help Save Tiniest Bar In Texas
  • Petitioned City Manager Marc Ott

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City Manager Marc Ott

Help Save Tiniest Bar In Texas

    1. Petition by

      jason subt

      honolulu, HI

In order to preserve an Austin Icon we are asking the community to speak out in support of Tiniest Bar In Texas. The Bar anchors traditional Austin character in an area dominated by new development. It provides one of Austin's newest neighborhoods with not only a locally recognized landmark destination, but an internationally recognized destination as noted recently by Lonely Planet Guide book, the standard for world travelers. We feel it is very important for the city managers office to recognize Tiniest Bar In Texas's contribution to keeping Austin unique character alive in the midst of progress that can easily lose sight of the very reasons that defined this city as such a special place. The specific purpose of the bars seeking support from the community is because recently the bar has come under special scrutiny for what the city claims are code violations. We have made countless efforts to work with city staff to come up with practical solution to these claims. Unfortunately the city staff have continuously denied simple solutions set by the precedent of permitted improvements on adjacent properties and around the city. They have instead chosen to try to burden the permitting process to the point of being unfeasible by requiring a standard associated with the building of a 40 story building. This extremely costly and high standard is being pursued for little more than a patio and storage shed that have no impact on the floodplain as documented by engineering studies already filed with the city. In addition they have even gone so far as to force the bar to remove items constructed at the bar that predate building code requirements, such as our over deck canopy that should of been grandfathered and even are attempting to require the bar to remove completely legal and permitted improvements on the bars site. We have an upcoming meeting with the city and would like the community to help send the city managers office a message that they would like to see her office embrace a spirit of resolution rather than retribution, "do the right thing" and help a small business continue to provide its' community with a genuine Austin experience.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. We are excited to have nearly a thousand signatures. Great Work and Thanks

      jason subt
      Petition Organizer

      We are so pleased with the response from the community. It is because of the success of this petition that we are really expecting the City Managers office to realize how important Tiniest Bar In Texas is to the city, listen to the will of the people and work to help save and improve our business. The comments many of you have left are like little nuggets of gold that warm the heart and we are planning to deliver those directly to management because your opinions counts. We are only one small business, but the issues we are facing are of universal concern to the other small businesses in the city and the message you are sending to the City Managers Office by signing this petition and leaving your comments is that growth without preservation is no improvement at all.

      Austin is such a great place because of people like you, so please keep sharing this petition and leaving your comments.

      Thanks,
      Tiny Bar

    3. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Anthony Audino AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I enjoy coming to the bar and it has a great food trailer

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    • Jennifer Piquard AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      If we continue to undervalue the small businesses that make Austin great, and allow them to be pushed out by bland, profitable development projects, in 20 years Austin could be Anytown, USA. That's far too great a cost. Stop targeting Tiniest!

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    • LIndsey Fletcher AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      It's locally owned and operated and I support local business

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    • Donna Housey BEDFORD, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is such a neat place with Austin Flavor

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    • Natalia Brewer AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I know there are a lotof bars in Austin but this one is my favorite, it has such a great vibe and atmosphere

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