Ownership of Typhoon Asian Fusion Bistro intend to open another business in downtown Delaware.
Amanda Sykes and Xeugong Chen have submitted a request on Wednesday’s agenda for the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to certify improvements at 12 S. Sandusky St., which was purchased in January. The owners plan to expand their culinary interests for a new restaurant called “The Flying Pig Ale House.”
Further information about the restaurant was not available, but the proposed project includes updates to the upper facade, sign band area and the storefront.
Improvements are also sought next door to the Asian eatery, 10 N. Sandusky St., with approval from the commission.
HHG Investments Ltd acquired the building at 8 N. Sandusky St. in March 2015, but previous ownership neglected the building, according to a city staff report. The interior of the storefront has developed leaks from failed wood canopy and awning.
The proposed project would include removing deteriorating materials, replacing the existing steel door entry to the stairway leading to second and third floors and repainting. Building owners seek matching funds from the city’s facade grant program.
The project must receive approval from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office in Columbus.
Commissioners also will consider Delaware Vision Care owners Ron and Leslie Gaudio’s request to enhance the building at 34 N. Sandusky St., which was purchased in 2004. Proposed improvements include storefront window and entrance door replacements and painting the lower half of the storefront a cream color to match the upper facade.
Gaudio seeks a variance to the city’s architectural standards of the downtown historic district in regard to painting the storefront — of which material has little historical significance, according to the city.
The owners plan to participate in the city’s facade improvement program and are awaiting approval from the OHPO.
In other business, the commission will consider an informal review for a proposed new building at 14 W. William St., where the former West End Grill was located. David Distefauo of 12 West LLC purchased the vacant lot in June and the building would include a patio and kitchen.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St.
Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.