Whistle and Keg gets OK to build outdoor patio


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YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s Design Review Committee approved The Whistle and Keg, a self-service bar on the corner of Federal and Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown, to begin construction of a four-table wooden patio.

The committee did not vote on the bar’s initial request to begin construction in April because committee chairman Charles Shasho said the proposed building material – aluminum – was too weak and that other aluminum patios downtown were falling apart.

Michael and Joseph Thomas, the brothers who own the Whistle and Keg, returned to the committee this month with plans for a wooden patio.

“We wanted a material that was stronger and that matched the building rather than one that matched all the other patios downtown,” Shasho said.

The Thomases hope to have the project completed by June.

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