Kent Council gives thumbs up to extended hours

Final decision on serving hours rests with Liquor Control

The Fraser River Lodge’s application to extend its serving hours got a thumbs up from Kent Council at their last meeting.

The lodge is hoping to expand the hours they can serve liquor from midnight to 1 a.m. and council had to give a recommendation to the Liquor Control Branch.

The immediate neighbours had been notified of the application, and there was at least one letter in support of the move. One of council’s concerns was the lack of a bylaw officer late at night. While there had been one noise complaint in 2009, council said the lodge has made changes to limit the amount of noise from parties.

Councillor Holger Schwichtenberg made a motion to support the extended hours on a trial, 12-month period and that was seconded by Councillor Duane Post. Council voted all in favour.

Having council’s support was good news to owner Anne Staiger.

“We need to do this just to stay competitive,” she said. The lodge hosts private parties and weddings throughout the year, and being open until 1 a.m. will bring them in line with their competitors.

“Everyone else is offering those hours,” she said.

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