The new Capital One Sign On Main Street in Mattituck had been asked by the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals this week to put up a new sign, instead of a smaller one that was previously allowed there. The request comes as the town has changed its rules and regulations to allow for larger signs. Previously, the board had not allowed for any signage in the middle of the road. Now it is allowed, but the size of the sign is still a concern of the town.
In fact, the two companies that operate on the main street in Mattituck are also concerned with the size of the sign on their business, and have filed a lawsuit against Capital One. Capital One is seeking a variance on the size of the sign and its placement. It wants the variance to go through the normal town approval process, and not through the town's zoning board.
The sign on Capital One's store has the words “Capital One” on it in a font that is three times as big as the other letters. The lettering is part of the size of the store, not the street. This is a big concern to the businesses on the street, since it means that if someone wanted to get to Capital One, they would need to take more time.
The zoning board is allowing Capital One to put up the new signage because of the size of the sign, and what the town wants to do. The town says that the new sign would not be noticeable and cause an obstruction in traffic. However, when the zoning board is deciding whether to approve a variance or not, it will consider the size of the sign.
The new sign will be visible from all angles, so it can be seen from the street, the sidewalk and even the windows in the building. If the town's zoning board approves the variance, it will allow for the sign to be larger on top of the building than what is allowed on the side. Because of this, the size of the sign is very important.
If the town's zoning board does not approve the variance, it will have to decide whether it needs to use Capital One's business as a bargaining chip in order to gain the variance. This could cause Capital One to stop operating altogether, but it could also mean that the store will be shut down for good.
If the town decides not to allow the variance, then the store will have to close. which could be a problem because the store would no longer be accessible for many of the customers. Some people that frequent the area would not be able to access the store. or have difficulty getting things from the store.
The store owner and the town are going to fight this out in court, which means that the town's approval process may come to an end for the day. Since this dispute has been occurring for a couple weeks now, the two parties may not be able to reach an agreement. The sign on Capital One's business is at stake.
Because the shop is still open, it can continue to advertise with another sign on the other side of the road. However, this can cause more problems, because now the town has to deal with two signs, which means that it has to worry about who will pay for the one on the other side of the road. It is going to cost the town more money, because it has to pay for the construction of the second sign, and the road signs will cost more money as well. in the long run.
If the two sides do not reach an agreement, it means that the Capital One sign on the other side of the road cannot stay up and the store must close. for good. Even if the zoning board does not approve the variance, it may be hard to find a replacement sign, which could take a lot of time, which could mean losing time and money to the town. In order to save money, the store would have to go with one sign for several weeks or even months.
If the town does not allow for the variance, it is possible that a store owner may have to go with another store instead of going to Capital One. Since there are other stores in the area, a store may not have the chance to build a brand new store, even if they want to. The other stores have a higher success rate than a store like Capital One, which could hurt the store's sales. Therefore, it is going to be good business sense for the town to make sure that the sign is approved or denied before allowing Capital One to have a new sign on the side of the road.