A copy of “Twice Told Tales” graces the window of the Twice Sold Tales bookstore in downtown Ojai which is currently seeking permission from the city for a renovation and restoration project. (Ojai Valley News photo by Misty Volaski)
Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Sometimes sound legal advice can throw a wrench in the works. That was certainly the case with an Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation (OVLFF) project brought before the Ojai Planning Commission for a Feb. 18 public hearing.
OVLFF partnered with local firm Cornerstone Architects and applied last November with Ojai’s planning department for a design review permit and variance for the remodeling of the Twice Sold Tales library bookstore, which sits next door to the Ojai Library. Among the plans: construction of a new 713-square-foot meeting room and construction of a replica pergola that would mimic the building’s original façade circa 1922.