The list of things various groups of Lowcountry politicians want to ban seems to grow every day: Plastic bags, multi-family housing, new hotels, and, of course the painted mural on the side of the Moe's Southwest Grill located at 900 Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant.
As we previously reported, the town's zoning administrator had determined that the mural, featuring John Lennon, Al Capone, and Marilyn Monroe, should be removed.
The town council had issued a "stay" on the mural while the elected officials decides whether the signage ordinance should be revised.
As Charleston City Paper reports, the fate of the mural could will be determined at "next Tuesday's closed-door meeting with Mt. Pleasant's legal team."
Town Councilman Mark Smith, who has been a vocal supporter of the mural, retweeted the City Paper article tonight, writing, "Please ask @MtPleasantGov to leave Moe's Mural alone!"
“No one complained about it,” Smith previously told Palmetto Business Daily. “It has been up for some time but it was only just cited.”
Council members, including Mayor Linda Page, previously voted unanimously to begin the process of changing the signage ordinance to allow such murals in Mount Pleasant’s two urban quarters.
Smith believes the wording of the sign ordinance - anything that draws attention - is so vague that many businesses could be caught in its wake. He cites the examples of a bicycle store with its ware outside, or a dance studio with a picture in the window.
Now, it appears the town's legal team will determine the fate of the mural.
A Twitter hashtag has been created by supporters of the mural: #SaveMoesMural.