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Posted on: February 10, 2022

FOUR NEW BUSINESSES APPROVED DOWNTOWN

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The Harrison Planning Commission approved four new businesses that are expected to open this spring in the City’s historic downtown district.

On the Rocks will be a contemporary vodka and wine bar at 245 Harrison Avenue. Top shelf spirits, high-end cocktails, small plates and appetizers are planned. Live entertainment will be offered on the weekends. The parking area on the east side of the building will be transformed into a dining patio. 

Whitewater Weddings and Events will be located at 231 Harrison Avenue. The shop will rent décor packages for weddings, receptions and other events. The business will also offer custom shirts, consultation services and event planning. 

CK’s Designs and Kreations will be a new shop at 228 Harrison Avenue. The store will sell personalized gifts, signs, purses, handbags, totes, wallets, jewelry and home décor. 

East Coast Eatz and Sweetz will open at 116 S. State Street. The space is already outfitted for serving ice cream and has several picnic tables in the front. East Coast will serve sundaes, shakes, smoothies, fudge, deli sandwiches, drinks and hot dogs.

Business and property owners attended the Feb. 8, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting. The Commission shapes growth and development within the City by recommending zoning districts and appropriate regulations. 

Business owners are required to submit a Zoning and Use Permit to open a business in the Downtown Redevelopment District (DRD). Permits must be approved by the Planning Commission under Section 1143.07.B of the City of Harrison Zoning Code which states, “All Downtown Development Plans shall show construction consistent with the overall theme approved by the Planning Commission and Council for development in the DRD. A building permit or zoning certificate contemplating any use shall not be issued for real estate until a Downtown Development Plan has been approved by the Planning Commission.”

Pictured: CK's Designs and Kreations was approved at 228 Harrison Avenue.

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