The new Eamonn’s, which replaced Taperia virtually overnight two weeks ago, has added an interesting feature — blacked out windows.
What the what?
Here’s what Eamonn’s with clear windows looked like:
Maybe it’s the fact that we remember the bad ol’ days when a place with blacked out glass like this meant something other than “come in and enjoy a pint with some bangers and mash”.
That aside, it appears that this is something that’s allowed under Landmarks as stated in Section 8‐04 Storefront Alterations:
(B) Display Window. A storefront shall have one or more display windows. Display windows shall be framed with wood or metal and shall be glazed with clear glass. Any blocking of the transparency of the glass of portions of the storefront shall be reversible and maintain the exterior surface of the glass. Back‐painting or the installation of removable opaque panels behind the glass shall be permitted. The installation of tinted or mirrored glass shall not be permitted.
So what do you think of the windows?