Liquor laws on city council menu

Liquor serving requests and licenses will be discussed by Penticton city council tonight.

By Shannon Quesnel

Penticton city council will put booze and restaurants on its discussion menu tonight.

Event organizers and a restaurant owner are seeking approvals for serving and selling alcoholic beverages. One business owner also wants to know why his request to move a liquor license from one address to another was denied.

Vallarta's Canexican Connection at 950 Lakeshore Drive W. wants to serve alcohol for an additional hour. The site's owners want to offer dinner and dancing with live entertainment finishing at midnight with liquor service ending at 1 a.m.

The organizers for 10 events want the right to sell and serve alcohol, with the most notable one being the 18th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 5-6 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Several amateur sporting events and the Penticton Oktoberfest Society will also make applications.

And a property owner wants clarification and more information on a liquor license denial. Malvindar Randhawa wants city support to move a liquor store from Martin Street to Fairview Road. The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch denied the request.

Penticton city council meets at city hall at 6 p.m.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at or call 250-488-3065.

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