A red tag from the City of Houston, a reader reports, has been posted on the window at Internum, the design and interiors store at 3303 Kirby where this Mini Cooper’s been mounted since December 18. “Remove car from building front,” the City of Houston violation reads, “barricade sidewalks at front — do this immediately.” The violation is dated December 27, but as of this morning the car’s still hanging in there.
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The sticker says that this is the second violation for “unpermitted work” issued to Internum since the Mini was hoisted into place by crane (shown below) and somehow secured to the stucco. It’s not clear whether the orange construction barrels and reflective signs placed on the sidewalks in front will count as barricades in the city inspector’s eyes.
Photos: SK (red tag and sidewalk); Loves Swamplot (crane); Lisa Garvin (others)