Commission votes to deny Burger Moe’s a demolition permit for historic building on patio

On Tuesday, the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission voted 8-1 to deny a demolition permit for Burger Moe’s to tear down the Justus Ramsey Stone House on the restaurant’s patio.

As 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Joe Mazan reported in October, the owner of Burger Moe’s wanted to have the 1852 building torn down due to damage.

Some preservationist groups had also stepped in to try to stop it.

It’s one of the oldest houses in the city and is listed on three historic registers including the National Register of Historic Places.

Because the Justus Ramsey Stone House is a local Heritage Preservation site, demolition permits must go to the Heritage Preservation Commission for review and approval.

For now, the structure will stay put on the patio.