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Review board to decide on "Bar-Be-Q" mannequin

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READING, OH (FOX19) - The Reading Design Review Board will decide Wednesday night if the infamous "Bar-Be-Q" mannequin should be taken down.

The owner of a Reading restaurant bought the busty statue in early April to help boost walk-in sales.

The review board will be deciding if she is appropriate for the small town, and if the owner needs to have a permit.

"You know, I tried the newspapers, I tried the magazines, they didn't work," said Kenny Tessel, the owner of the restaurant. "She is the only thing that has worked, so, why rock the boat? You know, let her be part of the scene and let people enjoy her."

Tessel says Bar-Be-Q helped triple his walk-in sales in just over a month. He says he's considering taking the mannequin with him to the meeting at City Hall on Wednesday.

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