By: Pamela Woods
Royal Farms kept its proposal for a downtown Annapolis store alive following a hearing before the city's Board of Appeals Tuesday night.
Royal Farms had applied for a special zoning exception to allow a deli in the former home of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St., but city planners declined to forward the application to the appeals board.
In a letter sent to the company last month, Acting Planning Director Sally Nash said the proposed Royal Farms is a convenience store — which is not allowed in the historic district — rather than a deli, which is allowed with a special zoning exception.
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