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Building colors up for debate in Calabash

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The South Brunswick County town of Calabash has its own certain character.

Business owners worry that if a new ordinance goes through, that character will change and the town won’t feel, or look, like home any more.

When you drive down beach drive in Calabash, you’re greeted by the smiling sun of the Sunrise Pancake House.

If the board of commissioners votes in favor of the Unified Development Ordinance, UDO, it could mean sunset for the restaurant’s sign.

Rector Sisk owns the Sunrise Pancake House, and he’s worried if the sign comes down so will his business.

Clabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said businesses like the Sunrise Pancake House will be protected by a grandfather clause.

But if they need to change the sign or make repairs business owners would then be forced to comply.

Clemmons says he’s aware of the residents concerns. “We will have a committee that will address the issues and concerns of our citizens as voiced to the town.”

If the UDO is approved buildings within Calabash could be forced to meet a new color pattern, which means the yellow at the Sunrise Pancake House would violate the new ordinance.

“My yellow is my signature,” Sisk said. “Sometimes your color and your logos, or what have you, that’s what people recognize you for.”

Clemmons said even though the UDO is more comprehensive and should help Calabash grow, it still needs some work.

The meeting on the new ordinance is happening Tuesday evening.

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videoThe South Brunswick County town of Calabash has its own certain character.

Business owners worry that if a new ordinance goes through, that character will change and the town won’t feel, or look, like home any more.

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