Magistrate Orders Damien Gilliams to Remove Outdoor Furniture from No Name Bar

Damien Gilliams
Damien Gilliams

Damien Gilliams has 72 hours to comply with code enforcement by removing all outdoor tables, chairs, a bar, and an outdoor grill from the outside of No Name Bar. The penalty will be $100 per day against the establishment if they do not comply.

Gilliams attended the special magistrate hearing last week at City Hall, which went on for four hours. Gilliams insisted the No Name Bar got approval in 2013 and 2017 to provide the outdoor seating and bar.

However, the City of Sebastian said Gilliams did not have a city-approved site plan for the outdoor furniture, bar, and grill. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the city relaxed the rules and allowed outdoor seating at restaurants.

In July, the city sent a letter to inform businesses to comply with the code and remove all outdoor seating. Every business complied except for Mo Bay Grill and the No Name Bar. However, Mo Bay Grill agreed to comply on the day of the hearing, and the city is working with them.

Gilliams made other allegations that the move was political and that the city purposely targeted him for code violations, despite several other establishments receiving the same violations.

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