REPORT TO COUNCIL

                     VANCOUVER LIQUOR LICENSING COMMISSION

                                April 10, 1997

        A regular meeting of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission was
   held on Thursday, April 10, 1997, at 7:30 p.m. in Committee Room No. 1,
   third floor, City Hall.

        PRESENT:       Councillor Lynne Kennedy, Chair
                       Councillor Don Bellamy
                       Councillor Alan Herbert
                       Councillor Daniel Lee

        ALSO PRESENT:  Ken Dobell, City Manager
                       Paul Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector
                       Inspector Dave Jones, i/c District 1, Police
   Department

        CLERK:         Rae T. Wylson



   RECOMMENDATION

   1.   1583 Coal Harbour Quay - Brent David Davies
        Class 'F' Marine Pub                                File No: 2616-1

        The Commission had before it an Administrative Report dated March
   20, 1997 (on file), in which the Chief License Inspector advised of a
   request from Mr. Brent David Davies for a Council resolution endorsing a
   Class 'F' Marine Pub at 1583 Coal Harbour Quay.

        Mr. Paul Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector provided details of the
   application noting the surrounding area will be mainly residential.  In
   light of this, staff are recommending hours be restricted to midnight,
   Sunday through Thursday, to minimize potential impacts on the future
   residential neighbourhood.  Although the majority of the neighbourhood
   has not been developed, there have been several telephone enquiries from
   people with options to purchase concerning the design of the Marine Pub
   and its hours of operation.  It was noted that, should the application
   be approved, a development permit would be required to change the use
   from a restaurant to neighbourhood pub.
                                                                cont'd.... 
   Clause No. 1 (cont'd)

        In response to questions from the Commission, staff clarified the
   location of existing residences, approximately 1 - 2 blocks away. 
   Members expressed concern regarding the difficulty in conducting an
   effective referendum when the residences which would be most impacted by
   the existence of a marine pub have not yet built.  In light of this, the
   possibility of waiving the referendum was discussed and staff clarified
   this is an option.

        In response to further questions, the Chief License Inspector
   provided details of the differences between Class  D  and  F  licenses. 
   A Class  F  license has more flexibility around hours of operation as it
   was traditionally designed to be applied in more remote areas with
   little residential development.

        Mr. Brent David Davies, applicant, and Mr. David Vance, designer of
   the Marina Pub, provided the Commission with details of the proposal. 
   The Marina Pub will replace Charters Pub, formerly in this location. 
   The original design has been altered to amalgamate a restaurant and pub. 
   The design is for a patio off the restaurant on the western side.  There
   will be no patio off the Pub.  It is the applicant s intent to create 
   an intimate, small, fireplace lounge with soft seating.  It is expected
   most of the Marina Pub s clientele will be members of the boating
   community, marina patrons and the public in general.

        With regard to parking, Mr. Davies advised it is a condition of the
   lease for the site that parking be included.  As such, day parking of 50
   spaces and night parking of 25 spaces within the 99-unit non-market
   family housing project on the north side of Hastings, between Cardero
   and Nicola, has been provided.  It is intended that valet parking
   services will be offered.

        The following motion by Councillor Bellamy was put and carried.
   Therefore the Commission

   RECOMMENDED

        THAT the Chief License Inspector, on behalf of the Commission,
        prepare a recommendation to Vancouver City Council to proceed with
        the request by Brent David Davies for a 65-seat Class 'F' Marine
        Pub at 1583 Coal Harbour Quay without being subject to a
        referendum.
                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
   2.   888 West Cordova Street - Terminal City Club Inc.
        Class 'A' Pub Liquor License                        File No: 2611-3

        The Commission had before it an Administrative Report dated March
   20, 1997 (on file), in which the Chief License Inspector advised of a
   request from Terminal City Club Inc., for a City Council resolution
   endorsing its application for a Class 'A' Pub liquor license with 120
   seats and 31 seats on an outdoor patio (located on their property) in
   the new 60-suite apartment hotel which will be part of the new club
   premises encompassing the 800 Blocks of West Hastings and West Cordova
   Streets.

        Mr. Paul Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector, noted an error in the
   Administrative Report; the application is for 125 and not 120 seats. 
   Mr. Teichroeb provided details of the application noting the VLLC passed
   a previous resolution for the temporary relocation of this Pub while the
   site was being built.  It was noted Council policy concerning
   applications of this nature does provide the ability to waive the
   requirement for a referendum.  Staff recommend approval of the
   application as there are few enforcement issues related to
   establishments of this nature.

        Mr. Dennis Coates, Mair Jensen Blair, representing the applicant,
   distributed a package titled "Terminal City Club Tower" providing
   details of the complex (on file).  Mr. Coates introduced Mr. Norm
   Fletcher, Project Manager and Mr. John Meloni, Manager, Terminal City
   Club, also in attendance.

        Mr. Fletcher provided information concerning the complex, noting it
   will contain a fitness centre, strata residences, strata office space
   and hotel suites in addition to the formal dining room and lounge. 
   Lounge entertainment will occur early evenings two to three times per
   week and will consist of instrumental music only.

        In response to questions of the Commission pertaining to clientele
   and signage, Mr. Fletcher advised a number of office towers, hotels and
   the cruise ship facility nearby will likely be the main clientele for
   the Club.  Signage will be located on the west side of the Club, on the
   Cordova Street.

        The following motion by Councillor Bellamy was put and carried.
   Therefore the Commission

                                                                 cont'd....

   Clause No. 2 (cont'd)

   RECOMMENDED

        THAT Vancouver City Council endorse the request from the Terminal
        City Club Inc. for a Class 'A' Pub Liquor License with 125 seats
        and a 31-seat outdoor patio (on private property), subject to the
        outdoor patio closing at 11:00 p.m.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   3.   Procedure for Handling Neighbourhood Complaints
        With Respect to Liquor Licensed Premises            File No: 2610-1

        The Commission had before it a document prepared by the Office of
   the City Clerk dated April 2, 1997 (on file), outlining a procedure for
   handling neighbourhood complaints with respect to liquor licensed
   premises.

        Mr. Paul Teichroeb, Chief License Inspector, advised the procedure
   was drafted following concerns expressed by the Commission with regard
   to the handling of complaints.  Complaints are received in a number of
   forms (i.e., via telephone, electronic mail, regular mail) and are
   addressed to staff, members of the Commission or Council.  As such,
   there was confusion as to who was receiving complaints and whether they
   were being appropriately forwarded for action or resolution.  The
   proposed policy requires that all complaints be forwarded, regardless of
   the form in which they are received or who they are received by, to the
   Clerk to the Commission for appropriate referral to staff for review and
   to possibly solve the problem prior to the Commission s involvement.

        Following a brief discussion, the following motion by Councillor
   Bellamy was put and carried. Therefore the Commission

   RECOMMENDED

        THAT the procedure for handling neighbourhood complaints with
        respect to liquor licensed premises as presented in the document
        prepared by the Office of the City Clerk dated April 2, 1997, be
        adopted as policy.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
   4.   Municipal Approval of Liquor Licenses               File No: 2610-1

        The Commission had before it a memorandum dated September 10, 1987
   from the General Manager, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, providing
   clarification concerning  the conditions of acceptance for liquor
   license applications requiring pre-license municipal approvals (on
   file).

   NOTE FROM CLERK:    Please note as this item was not considered it will
                       be placed on the Agenda for the May 15, 1997 VLLC
                       meeting.


   5.   Other Business

        (a)  Provincial Liquor Policy Report                   File No:
   2610-1

             The Commission received correspondence dated April 10, 1997
        from the Chair of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission to the
        Attorney General of B.C. providing a summary of the City s policies
        and concerns regarding the terms of reference for the Provincial
        Liquor Policy Report (on file).  As well, the correspondence
        provided an outline of other liquor licensing issues to be
        addressed.

             Following a brief discussion, the following motion by
        Councillor Bellamy was put and carried. Therefore the Commission

   RECOMMENDED

        THAT correspondence dated April 10, 1997 from the Chair of the
        Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission to the Attorney General of
        B.C. be received for information.

                                           - CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


   6.   Next Meeting

        The Chair advised the next regular VLLC meeting will take place on
   May 15, 1997 at 12:00 noon.

                      The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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