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Council approves sign bylaw exemption for new businesses

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Sarnia is giving new businesses a six-month reprieve on some restrictions in its sign bylaw.

The move follows a request from the owner of Sitara Indian Cuisine to allow advertising flags for its second location, which opened March 1 at 138 Cromwell Street.

Manjit Singh said the single sandwich board permitted in front of the restaurant isn’t enough to draw in customers unaware of its location.

When he placed promotional flags at the corner of Front and Christina streets, another business operator complained and he was ordered to remove them.

Despite staff objections, council approved the exemption to help new businesses become established.

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