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Council wants gas station issue solved

Penticton council wants to see this idle gas bar dealt with as part of Cherry Lane Mall's plans to expand its corner liquor operation.
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PENTICTON - City council has no problem with the Cherry Lane Mall owners expanding their liquor store operations. They just want something done with the Main Street gas station out front.

The owners want to build a new 5,000-square foot liquor store which will absorb the location of their old one but leave the gas station where it is.

That didn't sit well with councillors Helena Konanz and Katie Robinson at Monday night's council meeting.

"I would personally like to see it on paper a commitment to get rid of that," Konanz says.

Robinson explains, "There are one too many of these brown sites. They are so difficult and take so long... to bring to conclusion."

Development director Anthony Haddad says the developer does have plans for the gas station but first needed to get approval for moving ahead with its liquor store expansion.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

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