Pizzeria proposing to open restaurant in former Canadian Tire building

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The City of St. John’s has received an application from Piatto Pizzeria requesting permission to occupy a portion of the former Canadian Tire building on Elizabeth Avenue as a family restaurant.

Former Canadian Tire building at 60 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's. — Google image

The city said in a news release the restaurant will occupy a total floor area of 2,990 square feet of the building at 60 Elizabeth Ave. and will include a 630 square-foot seasonal outdoor eating area on the New Cove Road side of building. On-site parking is available.

The restaurant will require a restaurant-lounge licence in conjunction with the food service licence.

The hours of operation are proposed to be Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 The application may be viewed at the city’s Department of Planning, Development and Engineering, third floor, St. John’s City Hall. For further information or to view this application, phone 709-576-8220, or email planning@stjohns.ca.  

Anyone wishing to make a submission on this application must provide a signed written statement to the Office of the City Clerk by noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26 by mail at P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2, fax: 709-576-8474 or email to cityclerk@stjohns.ca.  

Written submissions received will become a matter of public record and will be included in the agenda for the regular meeting of council on Monday, Feb. 8 at which time council is scheduled to make a decision on the application.

Organizations: Canadian Tire, Department of Planning

Geographic location: New Cove Road

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  • Joanne Niles
    January 19, 2016 - 23:07

    Excellent news. We need more local restaurants in the north east end of St. John's. I'd spend a few $$ for a good restaurant meal close to home. Good luck Piatto Pizzeria. If city hall is involved, you'll need it.

  • Louise
    January 18, 2016 - 14:34

    That would be awesome!!

  • Me
    January 18, 2016 - 14:30

    Darn I thought there would be a tim Hortons go there but pizza works also..

    • Pizza Tongs
      January 18, 2016 - 19:59

      there be a TH just yards away up the Torbay Rd.

  • Jayne
    January 18, 2016 - 12:16

    Great Idea, we need more local businesses in our neighbourhoods. Given that it would have an outdoor seating area is a PLUS. Best of Luck to you.

  • Excellent
    January 18, 2016 - 11:01

    This is a great addition to the East End. Good luck.

  • fogNL
    January 18, 2016 - 10:53

    This city is filled with NIMBY's (Not In My Back Yard). However, this is pretty much in my backyard, and I say "BRING IT". The best pizza in town, by far.

    • Gerry
      January 18, 2016 - 13:39

      Agreed, me too, bring it! The more quality restaurants within walking distance, the better!