Sarasota News Leader

02/07/2014

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A hearing tentatively has been set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in the latest effort by Bob's Boathouse to remain open while the own- ers try to complete a "punch list" Sarasota County has deemed necessary if the restau- rant is to continue operating. On Jan. 31, Sarasota County issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to Bob's Boathouse, l o c a t e d a t 5 5 1 5 S . Ta m i a m i Tr a i l i n Sarasota, after deny- ing the restaurant a further extension of its Temporary Certiļ¬cate of Occupancy (TCO) a day earlier. In an email sent at 5:21 p.m. on Jan. 30 to the county commissioners and staff members assisting with the issue, Assistant County Administrator Mark Cunningham wrote that "a determination was made this after- noon to not extend the TCO for Bob's Boathouse due to the fact that the major- ity of the outstanding items identified for completion by today's The Bob's Boathouse outdoor dining deck was empty mid-morning on Feb. 4. Photo by Rachel Hackney BOB'S BOATHOUSE HAS ASKED FOR AN EMERGENCY COURT HEARING TO KEEP ITS DOORS OPEN WHILE THE COUNTY PURSUES ITS OWN LEGAL STEPS TAKING IT TO THE COURTS Actually, more work has been done on the site since the filing [of an emergency motion]. James Aker Attorney For Bob's Boathouse By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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