The town of Plainville is saying “no” to businesses displaying banners, and is evening threatening legal action.
Outside of Mozzicato’s Bakery are American Flag banners that were installed for the 4th of July to serve a patriotic purpose, but if owner Rino Mozzicato doesn’t take them down, he could be sued.
“Seriously, why are they concerned about it,” said Sarah Beckham.
In June, Mozzicato said he received a letter from the town of Plainville demanding that the banners be removed.
The reason is a town ordinance that essentially bans the banners.
“It’s not interfering with the traffic, it’s not interfering with the parking lot so what is their problem,” said Grace Beckham.
The town manager said the problem is that the banners, which he finds distracting, have become more popular, which led to complaints and have long been against Plainville’s zoning regulations.
If the banners stay up, town leaders said they may take legal action and a lawsuit could be one of the options.
The Asian Bistro restaurant got the same notice from the town and already took their banners down.
Mozzicato said his lawyer is working with the town on a solution, but after receiving a court summons related to this, he believes he will end up taking the banners down.
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