Coffee shop/tea house use regulations

DaveZ

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I'm working with a community that would like standards for a "teahouse". Is this use significantly different from a coffee shop and are separate use regulations necessary for the use?
 

mike gurnee

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Only your community can tell you what they mean as a "teahouse" and "coffee shop." APAs Planners Advisory Service No. 491 found a definition for a teahouse in Galesburg, IL (A public house or restaurant where tea and light refreshments are served, generally during midday.) However, it sounds like a restaurant to me. The issue, if there really is one, is a matter of scale. Perhaps restaurants should be broken down into subcategories based on the intensity of business rather than cute names.
 
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