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New restaurant / new sign complaint

Cafe Pyala is the newest restaurant on Mission Boulevard. It’s also the latest Fremont business not thrilled about city sign laws.

Kisa Amin says the city ordered her and her husband remove their temporary A-Frame sign board and banner and also move the neon sign from the Mission Boulevard side of the Pakistani/Indian restaurant to the Pine Street side.

When they didn’t comply within a week, the city slapped them with a $100 fine.

Mission San Jose is a historic strict with strict rules about aesthetics.

Amin said business has been so-so since the restaurant opened five weeks ago across from Ohlone College. They’ve got a lot of student specials, and most of the meals are around $5.

Matt Artz