A popular eatery on Forest Avenue (Indiana 59) received the zoning green light Tuesday night.
In an unusual move, the Brazil City Council voted 5-0 to suspend the rules and approve a request to rezone the building and parking lot from residential to business, allowing the new owner to open the restaurant soon.
The request was made before the last meeting, but was not placed on the agenda.
"Because we failed to get this on the agenda last month, I'm going to ask we suspend the rules and pass it on first reading," Mayor Tom Arthur said.
Normally, a resolution or ordinance must pass two readings of the City Council before it becomes effective.
A representative of the restaurant's new owner told the Council the business has been taking reservations but the restaurant has not yet opened.