Outdoor dining could be coming next to this local library

A proposal to convert the alley between the Tipp City Public Library and the Coldwater Cafe on Main Street downtown into an outdoor dining/seating space received verbal support Monday from the Tipp City council.

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Lisa Santucci, library director, and Nick Hoover, Coldwater Cafe owner, updated council on the proposal that has been under discussion several months.

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Hoover said he's talked with state liquor control officials about requirements for the outdoor space and will ask the city Restoration Board to allow him to place a door in the building to access the alley. The library already has a door leading into the alley.

The end of the alley would be closed off with a removable decorative fence with a five-foot opening for pedestrians.

Council will be asked to approve an outdoor dining license agreement at a May meeting.

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