Fort St. John City Council issued a recommendation to allow the restaurant Good Ole Dayz to serve liquor until 2 a.m.
The move came despite concerns expressed by neighbouring spots.
“The establishment offers a new social venue for residents,” council commented in a report.
Nearby establishment The Hair Bin was opposed “due to noise and parking issues.”
The On The Rocks pub and liquor store was also against it “due to increased conflicts among patrons, noise and parking issues, and unwelcomed rivalry between neighbours.”
However, council voted to go ahead with it anyway.
“Noise is not expected to be an issue since this business is located within a commercial zone and the establishment already has a Food Primary Licence with operating hours to midnight,” council wrote in their comments.
Councillor Bruce Christensen asked how many restaurants have liquor licences until 2 a.m.
Janet Prestley, director of legislative and administrative services, told him that Boston Pizza and Mr. Mike’s can serve liquor until 2 a.m.
“With a food primary licence, you have to have a meal with it, but a liquor primary licence is a pub or licence where you don’t have to order food,’ she said. “With a food primary, you have to order something in order to get a beverage.”
Good Ole' Dayz received their liquor license on Nov. 12.