Planet K's debated mural—once prohibited by the City of Bee Cave—is almost complete.
The mural, painted by local artist Kerry Awn, features pastoral scenes of the Texas Hill Country with ponds, fish and a longhorn. Planet K Owner Michael Kleinman said Awn is doing some finishing work and expects the mural to be done by the end of the week.
The chain of adult novelty stores plans to transform the Trading Post Wine Bar & Grill building on Hwy. 71 into its 12th location, but now awaits a permit from the city to begin any interior work.
During a special meeting April 4, the Bee Cave City Council prohibited murals, defined as a picture painted directly on a wall visible from a public street, but District Judge Lora Livingston denied an injunction and upheld Planet K's right to paint the mural in May.
Bee Cave also established ordinances that define sexually oriented businesses, restrict the sale of drug paraphernalia and synthetic marijuana and require building permit applicants to detail the nature of their business.
Bee Cave officials said there are no updates on Planet K's permit application, filed on March 31.