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Capital City Arcade a step closer to liquor service

Council in brief
The owners of Capital City Arcade have received the city's support for liquor service - now they need the province's approval. File

The City of New Westminster has no objections to Capital City Arcade’s plan to serve liquor.

Council recently approved motion recommending issuance of a liquor primary licence so the Sapperton business can operate a 50-seat licensed establishment at 457 East Columbia St. Liquor service would be allowed daily from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.  

The preamble to council’s motion stated the establishment isn’t expected to negatively affect traffic patterns or parking, given its proximity to transit, and isn’t expected to create noise issues. The city believes the application will have a positive impact in that it will contribute to the “unique character and vitality” of the Sapperton area.

The licence also requires approval from the province’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

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