Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Moose is on the move

Rustic Moose to build new restaurant

Express Staff Writer

Thanks to support from Ketchum's Planning and Zoning Commission, the Rustic Moose is well on its way to having a new home. Last Thursday, the P&Z approved design review for the restaurant's new building, which will be located at 131 Washington Avenue in Ketchum between Business as Usual and what was formerly Solavie Spa.

Harold Johnson of architecture firm Ketchum Tree LLC presented plans for the new building, which includes an outdoor terrace for dining complete with flowerbeds. Rustic Moose will be the only occupant of the building.

Render Crayton, who owns two condos in the neighboring First and First Building, raised concerns about the project. Since Crayton's condos will share an alley with the restaurant, he asked that something be done about the smell of the trash, fumes from the kitchen and noise from delivery trucks and garbage collectors.

The P&Z made the building's design review approval conditional on the architects' working with Ketchum city staff on the issues raised by Crayton.

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