Perseverance -- and following the proper City Hall channels -- has gotten Mr. Flood's Party its planter boxes. The first attempt by the owner of the W. Liberty Street nightspot to build a sidewalk planter failed because a permit wasn't obtained. Following unheeded warnings to stop the work, city officials used a front-end loader to literally scoop the box away. The owner of the bar, Ned Duke, then went to City Council for the necessary approval, but council said "no" after learning the city would be responsible for any accidents caused by the planter. A second try convinced council to grant the permit. Plantings in one of the two stone boxes was completed Wednesday by, from left, Pat Grammatico, who did the stone work, John Cruz, Carol Bernstein and Duke. (News Photo by Jack Stubbs)
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