Music lovers could be dancing outside the Waverley Hotel this summer, as Cumberland Village Works is planning an outdoor block party.
Cumberland council approved Waverley Hotel owner Don McClellan’s request for a street closure and exemption from the Village’s noise bylaws for Aug. 2.
“The Waverley has become the centre of musical events in Cumberland over the past decade and we would like to have a ‘block party’ and present some of our favourite artists that have helped put our Village on the musical map,” wrote McClellan in a letter to council.
According to McClellan’s submission to council, the section of Dunsmuir Avenue in between the Waverley and the Ilo Ilo Theatre would be closed to vehicle traffic from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., though pedestrians would be allowed through.
A stage would be in front of the theatre with live music from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The submitted security plan notes 450 tickets would be available for the event.
The street area would be fenced in, and McClellan applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a temporary change to the establishment’s licensed area — which, if approved, would allow the Waverley Hotel to serve liquor in the sectioned-off street area.
Council also voted to send written approval of McClellan’s application to the LCLB for consideration as it makes its decision.