Ralph Browning, owner of the Mouse’s Ear Exotic Sports Bar that burned in January, said he would like to start by taking what is left of the existing structure down and rebuilding it completely.
“We pretty much have to,” Browning said. “There’s not much left that can be used.”
However, Washington County Zoning Administrator Mike Rutherford said the remnants will need to be assessed prior to any construction to determine whether the fire damage has exceeded 75 percent, which is the legal determining factor regarding the business’ future in its current location, which is a general business district zone.
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