Two new restaurants are planned for the 700 block of West Main Street.

Both received two-year conditional use permits Monday from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The owners of one of them, to be located in the Trolley Barn at 719 W. Main St., plan to have a sushi bar as part of the restaurant and a microbrewery. They also plan to have two other family-owned businesses under the same roof, a children's boutique and a shop selling supplies for home beer brewers.

They still have several steps of approval to complete.

The other restaurant, the Lady & the Lion, 709 W. Main St., will have fresh seafood, steaks, locally grown produce and made-daily pasta, owner Beth Ligon said. Her restaurant will be where Cafe Dofi used to be; she bought the building from restaurateur Harry Dobbins.

Ligon told the zoning board her restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, opening around 8 a.m. and closing at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

She does not need any more city approvals before moving ahead with her plans.

Scott J. Stoner, who is in business with his wife, their daughter and their son-in-law Christopher Gibson, are asking the city to amend its list of uses to allow the sale of the liquor they plan to make at the microbrewery. The steps in the process are for the Planning Commission to recommend to the City Council whether to amend the schedule of uses as requested. If the Planning Commission recommends the change, the City Council would have three readings of an ordinance making the change.

The request will be on the Planning Commission's agenda at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. At the commission's November meeting, there were not enough members present to have five votes for or against, the number required to take action.

But with the conditional use permit for the restaurant, work inside the building will begin, and the spaces for the other two businesses will be finished out. They will open before the restaurant and brew pub, Stoner said.

A brewer's permit from the state is in the final stages of approval, he said.

Stoner's wife, Karen, will run the shop for home brewers, while their daughter Kimberly Gibson will run Lil Accents children's boutique.

Also approved for a conditional use Monday is a thrift store at 907 W. Main St. in a former equipment rental business. Owners Floyd Baker and Robert Schultz will be the initial employees, Baker told the zoning board.

"We are catering more to the underprivileged" selling items "at a cost they can afford," Baker said. All of the merchandise will be donated, he said.

The hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, he said.