Boncloddy Street residents want liquor licence denied

Daniel MacEachern dmaceachern@thetelegram.com
Published on August 12, 2014

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.