The applicant owned property in the city of Bethlehem, which was zoned RT High Density Residential.  The applicant operated a deli on the property, which was a nonconforming use.  The deli had been in business since the board approved a change in the use of the property from insurance office to a deli in 1998.  The deli began operating at a loss in 2010.  The applicant sought to expand the deli to a restaurant, which the applicant argued was a reasonable use of the property, for the survival of the business.

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