The city zoning office this week informed owners of Elegant Mommy, a Sioux Falls retail store that markets products to new and expecting mothers, that a mural on its building violates a city ordinance restricting the amount of signage private businesses may use.
“On the side of Starbucks they can’t paint a mural that says come drink coffee,” said Jeff Schmitt, chief zoning official for the city of Sioux Falls.
In the case of Elegant Mommy, the mural features four rendering of mothers with their children and the store name and a description of the type of goods and services it offers. The problem is, the wall art depicts what’s taking place inside of the store, which makes it a sign, not a mural, according to city ordinance.
“Murals shall not contain any words or graphics advertising a business, product, or service,” the ordinance reads….
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