The recent decision by White Rock council to endorse an application for a liquor-licence extension for an uptown restaurant highlights a battle that will likely be replayed as the small seaside city-that-was evolves into an increasingly urbanized environment.
Bin 101 Wine & Tapas Bar had applied to the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for the amendment to allow ‘patron participation entertainment’ – specifically a 10-metre-by-10-metre floor for dancing – and extend the possible hours of liquor service to 1 a.m. all week.
Owner Terry Armisana said patrons had asked if dancing could be added to the enjoyment of the restaurant’s primarily piano lounge style entertainment. And while he said he would likely take advantage of the extended liquor service hours on Friday and Saturday nights, he viewed the extension for other nights as an option to provide service for private bookings.
Peace Arch News – White Rock News – March 16, 2017.