I haven't verified this with any other source, but CHCA released it today in preparation for their pawn shop press rally and protest tomorrow. If what they claim is true, this pawn shop is not opening, at least not anytime soon.
Park Place & Franklin has Residential 6 (R6) designation with a Commercial 1-1 (C1-1) overlay
(see attached documentation from City Planning)
PAWN SHOPS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN C1-1 zones
Construction for the pawn shop was done at night and on weekends with no display of a DOB work order.
A call to DOB confirmed that there has been no filing for recent construction.
PLEASE JOIN US
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th at 12 NOON
CORNER OF PARK PLACE & FRANKLIN AVENUE
It is imperative that we join together to protest inappropriate and illegal construction in our community.