Style Weekly’s Fan Neighbors Flay Fan House’s Illicit Bar exposes stress between the Fan House and its neighbors:
As part of Zhao’s renovations, he built a bar on the first floor without requesting a building permit from the city. A few months later, Zhao started preparing to build an outside patio. That’s when a few neighbors “flipped out,” he says. The city issued a stop-work order for the preparatory patio work because Zhao had no permits and had violated the terms of the special-use permit attached to the property.