Pub talk brewing at Courtenay council meeting

  • Sep. 18, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record Staff

A second application to open a local brewery has come before Courtenay council.

Forbidden Brew Corp. has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a lounge endorsement in a space at the Westerly Hotel on Cliffe Avenue.

Seating capacity is 30 people.

The company is requesting to operate from 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The lounge endorsement would permit tours and tastings.

The other application is from Gladstone Brewing Company, which hopes to open a micro-brewery at Fourth Street downtown. The applicant has noted the success of craft brewing in Victoria. Forbidden Brew feels its proposal will enhance the Valley’s established food and beverage offerings.

Courtenay council directed staff to seek public input through newspaper advertising and through the city website for consideration at the Oct. 6 meeting.

Road improvements

Seven road improvement projects to be considered for construction next year will result in more than three kilometres of paving, budget permitting.

Council lauded a scientific-based approach being used to consider the surface condition of pavement and gravel layers underneath.

The seven locations are:

10th Street from Piercy to Willemar;

15th Street, west of Willemar for 265 metres;

Piercy from 17th to 26th streets;

England Avenue from 10th to 12th streets;

12th from Stewart to Urquhart Avenue;

Second Street from Cliffe to England Avenue;

Willemar from 17th to 26th.

Clearing the way

Clearing and grubbing work is expected to begin shortly at the future fire training grounds at Waters Place in East Courtenay. A project manager was engaged in July. Construction is expected to begin mid-October and be completed by May.

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