In 2011, Shave the Planet owners Katy and Eric Seibert were granted a permit for six months at their location on College Avenue.
In March 2012, their application for the same permit was denied because "there was potential for the snow cone business to adversley affect the Maggie Moo's ice cream shop across college avenue as both businesses sell similar products."
Celeste Hoskins owns Maggie Moo's and is married to a member of the City Planning Commission. She says she doesn't mind the snow cone stand. "I love competition, but when you play a competetive sport, everybody plays by the same rules." She adds it isn't about two sweet shops, or about an extension for a permit. "This isn't about 90 days we need to set permits or 180 days. We need to set perimaters for a mobile unit."
Shave the Planet owners don't feel the same. "It feels very unfair and I kind of feel like the little guy is getting picked on a little bit." So the Seiberts went before the Fayetteville planning commission on Monday night and asked again for an extension. This time, Shaved Ice owners were approved for a permit extension.
The permit will allow the business to remain opened until late Septemberdfsbe
CLICK HERE to read the full City of Fayetteville Planning recommendation.
Tonight, Shave the Planet will be applying for an extension to their current 3-month permit. We will talk to the owners of Maggie Moo's and Shave the Planet.
KNWA's Channing Barker will be at the city hall meeting at 5:30 and will have a report at 9 & 10.