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CALUC Letter re 506 Herald Street – Application for a Structural Change to a Lounge Endorsement for

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

The applicant is now applying for an additional 99-person roof top patio that was held back from the original application for the 178-person interior capacity that was approved by Council in 2019.

Operating hours are proposed to be the same as what was approved for the interior brewpub: 9:00 am to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 am to 1:00 am Friday and Saturday. The applicant proposes to situate an onsite kitchen on the rooftop patio but has recently expressed the intention to add a service bar on the rooftop patio.

The DRA strongly supports a vibrant Downtown, which includes late night drinking establishments in appropriate locations. Downtown residents are concerned about impacts on their liveability this type of establishment will create and have been patiently awaiting the recommendations of the Alcohol Policy Review conducted in June of 2019. We trust Council will assess this application on the basis of the solutions the policy review was anticipated to provide to support a harmonious co-existence of residents and businesses while upholding residents’ right to quiet enjoyment of their homes. Downtown has been absorbing the majority of residential growth for the region, so Council needs to thoughtfully consider the impacts decisions such this one will have on the quality of life for this rapidly growing community.

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