Richmond business owner gets runaround over parklet

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – A Richmond business owner on the Northside is devastated after finding out a new addition she’s been working on for more than a year now has somehow hit a roadblock after she says the city signed off on it.

The owner of Ms. Bee’s Juice Bar says she got approval to add a parklet in front of her Brookland Park business. The community even helped her fund the project. But now, things aren’t going according to plan.

“It would be from this corner right here, and it would take up this space right here,” Brandi Brown said, pointing outside of her shop. The owner of Ms. Bee’s Juice Bar was excited. “It’s not just for me, it’s actually for the community.”

Her enthusiasm quickly took a turn after she found out a custom parklet she’s been working on for a year somehow hit a stumbling block.

“It will have trash cans on it after people eat. It also will have places where you can park your bike. It will have places where…

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