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Thursday, April 03, 2008

News: City Responds to Bar Hours

We posted a story a little while back about proposed earlier closing times, that I found in the Province:

http://thedriveisalive.blogspot.com/2008/03/news-legislated-closing-times-could.html

Here is a letter of response from the city:

Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Vancouver Province

Re the March 24 column

"No-fun closing times are turning the clock back towards Hicksville," the most recent review of opening and closing hours of bars and pubs and other establishments which serve liquor took place in 2005.

The policy was not "quietly adopted" -- it had an extensive public-consultation process which included residents and bar owners. As a result, council approved later opening hours for many establishments.

The writer says that the city wants to turn Commercial Drive, Main and Cambie streets, Broadway, West 4th and other areas into ghost towns at midnight.

Most bars and pubs in these neighbourhoods are allowed to be open until 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and 2:00 a.m. during weekends.

The writer also says nightclubs and cabarets were ordered to close at midnight. But they can be open until 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and 2:00 a.m. on weekends.

Paul Teichroeb, Chief Licence Inspector, City of Vancouver

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