All-ages concerts are a sizable chunk of Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre’s business, but the East Hastings Street venue will soon have to tell the kids to go home.

Under a new policy from B.C.’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to take effect Jan. 15, liquor primary licence-holders operating as nightclubs, such as the Rickshaw, will see their ability to host all-ages events compromised.

Until now, the Rickshaw has been able to regularly request temporary de-licensing allowing it to hold all-ages shows as long as its bar was closed and kept under lock and key for the duration of the event.

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Francois Marchand – Vancouver Sun – January 7, 2013.

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