Another win for Ohio as the Common Sense Initiative helps a small business create more jobs. Read more below from the Salem News:
LISBON – Ohio’s lieutenant governor is touting the state’s role in cutting through regulatory red tape to help in the recent expansion of a village restaurant.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said an administration program created to cut through bureaucratic regulations was instrumental in helping the owners of Chef’s Table obtain the temporary state permit needed to expand operations while waiting for final approval.
The restaurant owners, brother and sister Glenn and Kristen Huston, decided to expand into the building next door on South Market Street, requiring them to navigate the complex state building code permitting process administered through the Ohio Department of Commerce.
Taylor, in a news release issued last week, said the Hustons were able to obtain a temporary permit with the help of the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) that allowed them to use the new section of the restaurant to book holiday parties during the 2012 Christmas season. The expansion resulted in seating for an additional 40 people and created four more jobs.
“Like many other businesses in the area, Chef’s Table has benefitted greatly from the increased traffic in Columbiana County,” Taylor said. “Through CSI, we were able to make it a priority for the proper permits to be issued so this small business could stay open for the holidays and create new jobs.”
The expansion received final approval from the state with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy permit in February.
“We would not be where we are today without CSI’s help to get the wheels turning and the hard work of the Department of Commerce,” Ms. Huston said, in the news release. “The community has been very positive about the expansion, but without CSI we would probably have given up on the whole project.”
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