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Floyd County

August 27, 2013

Eminent domain started for aquatic center land in New Albany

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After taking a week to review the request, the board rejected Cafe 27’s proposal to close an alley near the Main Street business in order to setup a tent during Harvest Homecoming booth days.

Fire officials said the alley provides access to businesses along Pearl Street during Harvest Homecoming, and closing it down could lead to safety issues if there was an accident.

“If the fire department is expressing an issue as far as the tent being there, I don’t know how the board can approve it,” said Mickey Thompson, street department commissioner and board of works member.

Cafe 27 may instead set up a tent in a parking lot adjacent to the business. The establishment had intended to have live music in the tent area during Harvest Homecoming booth days, which will run from Oct. 10-13.


The entrance for the State Street Burger King will be revamped so that the restaurant is accessible via the same ingress that feeds traffic into Tucker’s American Favorites.

The board of works approved the request with the backing of the administration.

“We actually suggested it as a better point of entry,” said John Rosenbarger, director of public facilities projects for the city.

The entrance will be located at the Daisy Lane intersection. The project manager told the board that Burger King will be closed for about two weeks during construction, which could start as early as Monday.

He said traffic entering and leaving Tucker’s and the adjacent shopping center won’t be affected by construction.


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