FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has changed the previous recommendation for Lonestar Nightlife’s structural change request.
The original application was denied originally because of the following reasons, outlined by the City:
“Be it resolved that Council does not recommend the amendment of Lonestar Nightlife’s increase in patron capacity primary liquor licence for the following reasons:
This establishment has not been issued a building permit for the renovations required to increase capacity. Therefore, the RCMP, Building and Fire Departments could not provide comments on this application.”
After that decision was announced, the City says Lonestar took the right steps to rectify the issue:
“Subsequent to this resolution, Lonestar Nightlife obtained the relevant building permit and the floor plan showing an occupant load of 296 patrons was approved and signed off by the City’s Building Inspection department.”
Further talks with the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch showed that the original Structural Change Application could be reconsidered.
The follow up action includes notifying the Liquor and Control Licensing Act, as well as Lonestar Nightlife and their agent Rising Tide Consultants. The Liquor and Control Licensing Act then has the final say if they approve the amendment or not.