Arroyo Grande man battles city building officials
May 12, 2012
An Arroyo Grande man attempting to put a surf shop in the Village has called it quits and posted on the window of his property, “Building for sale. Thanks city of AG.” [Tribune]
Doug DeBerti, who moved his family to Arroyo Grande a few years ago, contends city employees have given him conflicting information about placing a business in the former home of J.J.’s Market, a building he purchased from Nick Tompkins.
One of DeBerti’s disputes with city officials is over their attempts to force him to share his parking lot with Tompkins, who is planning to build a grocery store next door. The city and DeBerti have also battled over landscaping, signage, and two proposed murals DeBerti wanted to have painted on the building.
DeBerti plans to continue working to open his shop in the Village while also trying to sell the building. If he finds a buyer for the Arroyo Grande building, he plans to open his surf shop in Grover Beach.