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POLL: Should restaurants be allowed to serve alcohol with food in local parks and beaches?

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May 22, 2020 - 2:30 PM

B.C. bars and restaurants are going to struggle for some time under pandemic restrictions that enforce social distancing.

To help, many municipalities are trying to cut through their own bylaws to figure out how to help, particularly for outdoor seating and increasing patio space. Kelowna is even considering closing down Bernard Avenue, trying to help.

But another idea is also making the rounds, to allow open alcohol, likely in designated parks, beaches or spaces so restaurants can serve alcohol with food there. So far, it's got the support of North Vancouver, Nanaimo and Penticton and the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservice Association is warming up to it. 

We're interested in your thoughts. Is this an idea the B.C. government and local authorities should jump on?

 


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