Boncloddy Street residents want liquor licence denied

Daniel MacEachern
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St. John’s — No booze is good news, say the residents of Boncloddy Street.

Coun. Jonathan Galgay on Monday tabled a petition from residents in the area who want the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. to deny an application for a liquor licence.

The application is for the Sports Bar, which closed about nine months ago but is planning to reopen.

“’In that time, the residents of the community have seen positive growth in the community,’” said Galgay, reading from the petition.

“Residents now feel more comfortable visiting and speaking with each other outside their homes, and they’ve seen a decrease in the questionable and unwanted contact in the area. As a result of these changes, many residents have seen an increase in the value of their property.”

Council tabled the petition, with Mayor Dennis O’Keefe suggesting Galgay forward it to the liquor corporation.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor, Sports Bar

Geographic location: Boncloddy Street

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Recent comments

  • Annonymous
    August 13, 2014 - 09:16

    Sick of the SHills - while licensing is a provincial jurisdiction, a component of a Liquor License Application, as required by the NLC, is municipal approval.

  • Sick of the SHills
    August 12, 2014 - 09:00

    Galgay is wasting the city's time bringing this up in council. Licensing is a provincial jurisdiction. His approach is effective for promoting his name, but it isn't going to help the residents much.

  • carogers
    August 12, 2014 - 08:35

    The residents rights were secondary when the Sports was open. What ever happened to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, "peaceful enjoyment of your property." ???

  • Glenn Stockley
    August 12, 2014 - 05:09

    hear hear…..there is no place for these establishments in any residential neighbourhood…...