PENDLETON, SC (FOX Carolina)- A Bojangles in Pendleton with a Clemson-themed building wrap said it received a formal notice from Pendleton informing them that the building violates their zoning ordinance.
Director of Marketing for Bojangles of Western North Carolina, Allyson Campbell, said in a press release:
“we recently received the formal notice from the town. We’re working with officials to find a solution, but in the meantime, we hope fans will continue to enjoy our smile-inducing, Clemson-colored store. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, and we encourage Tiger fans to come out and snap a photo in front of this landmark before it’s gone! Not to mention, the Tigers are undefeated since it’s gone up.”
According to Zoning Administrator David Poulson, on Sept. 16 town staff received a complaint regarding Bojangles applying a building wrap at the location on Highway 76 in Pendleton. Town staff later learned that the building wrap violates the town's zoning ordinance.
Town ordinance section 6-6 (D) 4 state the following:
Only 4 wall signs and painted wall signs allowed.
- Maximum Area: Twenty (20) percent of the wall area per exterior wall that the sign occupies, not to exceed fifty (50) square feet per wall, and shall be calculated by drawing a box around all sign elements on a wall.
- Shall not extend more than eighteen (18) inches from the wall.
- No more than one (1) permitted per business per exterior wall.
Poulson said the building wrap was also installed without a permit.
A notice was sent to the property owner notifying them of the violation, according to Poulson.
Poulson also released the following statement:
"We ask that you understand that the Zoning Ordinance is an official Town document that your Town’s Planning Commission creates. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to Town Council for items such as the Sign and Zoning Ordinance to become an official Ordinance of the Town. The Town’s Planner position is to enforce the Ordinance as written and approved by the two Boards. The Town has no objection to the colors or the actual wording on the wrapped building, strictly that it violates the Sign Ordinance."