The Tiniest Bar In Texas may be small in bar but it's large in cojones. In a Change.org petition, the downtown patio joint that's nestled among ever-rising apartment towers and upscale shopping and dining destinations says the City of Austin is trying to shut it down with code violations, "requiring a standard associated with the building of a 40 story building."
Owner Jason Subt writes that he's "made countless efforts to work with city staff," to no avail:
They have instead chosen to try to burden the permitting process to the point of being unfeasible by requiring a standard associated with the building of a 40 story building. This extremely costly and high standard is being pursued for little more than a patio and storage shed that have no impact on the floodplain as documented by engineering studies already filed with the city.Subt has an "upcoming meeting with the city" at which he'd like to present the assistant city manager with evidence of the community's support. Conviced? Sign on the blinking, cursored line.