An update on past news

Dave & Buster’s signs now
comply with city ordinance

Question: What ever happened to the two Dave & Buster's signs that were bigger than city ordinance allows?

Answer: The two illegal signs were removed, and in their places, new signs that meet the city's specification were installed in July.

People walking by Ward Entertainment Center along Auahi Street can still see the outline of where the old signs used to be on the building's exterior.

Carol Costa, city spokeswoman, said the new signs are in compliance with city's size requirements.

City ordinance requires that ground-floor signs be no larger than 12 to 14 feet in diameter. Signs above the ground floor must be no larger than 9 to 10 feet in diameter.

But the signs were larger than the allowed sizes and generated complaints to the Outdoor Circle, an environmental group.

"We did issue permits but they were issued in error," said city Planning & Permitting Director Randy Fujiki in January. "I think it was a misunderstanding from what the plans they showed us and what we thought they were saying."

The Planning & Permitting Department revoked the building permits last September for both D&B signs facing Auahi Street.

After filing several 60-day extensions, Dave & Buster's put up new signs meeting city requirements.

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