New pub proposal for Wallace Street

Princeton Way Pub Ltd. is looking to relocate liquor-primary licence

Princeton Way Pub Ltd. has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to relocate their operation and liquor-primary license to a smaller facility.

The owners of Gold Rush Pub are looking to open a new establishment at 273B Wallace St., the former location of Driftwynd Bistro.

According to the application, the new venue was chosen because it complied with the requirements for a neighbourhood pub. The existing building has all the facilities necessary for serving food and liquor, however, the kitchen would be modernized and the front room “made suitable for social gathering.”

Princeton Way Pub Ltd. hopes to provide a meeting place that will feature freshly prepared food at budget prices. The new proposed name for the pub is The Local Pub & Eatery.

“The attraction to bringing the pub to Wallace Street is two-fold,” Princeton Way Pub Ltd. said in their application. “First, it is within walking distance of the Hope residential area. Thus, it is expected that many will walk to this gathering place. Secondly, the attending people will provide Wallace Street with a vibrancy.”

The pub would be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. The seating capacity at the establishment would drop to 60 and there wouldn’t be an outdoor patio.

According to the proposal, if the pub expects a crowd for a fundraiser or special event, there would be trained door security and outdoor lighting. In addition, Princeton Way Pub Ltd. plans to install a camera system inside and out.

Approval for the liquor license is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, and local government can only provide recommendations or comments towards the license application.

Hope council voted last week to opt out of the process, which means the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch will conduct their own public notification. This may be limited to a sign on the building providing the public with contact information should they have any comments or concerns. The decision to approve the license will be based on the Branch’s regulatory criteria.

Princeton Way Pub Ltd. could not be reached be press deadline.

Just Posted

HATS invites Hope residents to talk about addiction in the midst of opioid overdose crisis

First talk happening Thursday, Nov. 15 at Blue Moose Coffee House

Agassiz Harrison school bus driver starts petition to get seatbelts on school buses

Petition come on the tail of Transport Canada announcement to investigate school bus data

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

Gymnastics program on a roll at Hope rec centre

“Gymnastics can make such a difference in a childs ’ development”: instructor, Chelsea Currie

Hope mental health advocate shares story and message: ‘You are not alone’

During my twenties, I was hospitalized many times for mental illness. It… Continue reading

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read