New color OK’d for Liverpool bar

EAST LIVERPOOL — A new paint color was approved Tuesday by the Design Review Board for a downtown bar that is being renovated for reopening.

Representing Alista Construction of Beaver Falls, Pa., Greg McIntyre told the board that the owners of Zatta’s, 516 Washington St., were looking to update the exterior of the now-closed bar and he submitted two colors for consideration, a Victorian style terra cotta similar to what is already on the structure and an arts and crafts style “bunglehouse blue” which they preferred.

McIntyre said plans include using bright white trim and awnings and black roofing shingles to round out the look.

Saying he thinks the blue would be a “nice addition” to the downtown, which already has a lot of browns and terra cotta facades, Mayor Ryan Stovall moved to approve the blue shade, which was approved unanimously, with members Gene Toot and Mark Hissom absent.

McIntyre said the owner, listed on the application as Babak Haimian of Tarzana, California, is planning on operating the business as a bar/restaurant and that remodeling work is also taking place inside, where a new color scheme of gray, white and black is being used.

He said the current signs will be removed and the owner will be responsible for applying to the board for signage in the future.

In another matter, planning Director Bill Cowan was asked after the meeting the status of a decision made by the board at its last meeting regarding a Fifth Street store, which was directed to paint over a colorful graphic on its storefront.

The graphic has not been altered, and Cowan said the 60-day period given the owner to complete the work has not yet expired.