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After hours of commissioners' workshop time, ordinance preparations, readings and voting, and scores of citizens' recommendations, it looks like Fido is still going to have to be content with a "Doggie Bag" when his masters go out to eat in Ormond Beach.
The so-called "doggie dining" ordinance was originally discussed at an Ormond Beach City Commissioner's workshop in November. At that time, it was noted that 15 restaurants had appropriate facilities to meet the requirements for doggie dining and there were eight interested in it.
After passage of the ordinance allowing qualified restaurants to institute the practice of allowing dog to be with their masters at an outside designated area at meal time, Cindy Berglund, city permit manager, reported, "We have issued one permit on 2/18/13 to Lulu's (Restaurant) at 30 S. Atlantic Avenue."
She said there have been "no additional applications in review at this time.
Instead of "Sorry, Charlie", this time it's "Sorry, Rover."