Monday, April 20, 2015

Belmont Hotel looks to expand capacity

Prince Rupert's Belmont Hotel is
looking to increase its capacity
(from the Belmont website)
Prince Rupert's entertainment options continue to see some shifts, first with the opening of a new nightspot in the old Surf Club called The Hub and the more recent re-branding of the Chances Gaming Centre lounge as a Don Cherry's.

Not to be left out of the evolution in the area, is one of Prince Rupert's more established and popular night spots. As the Belmont Hotel is looking to increase its capacity, seeking approval of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for the planned expansion.

An application was submitted to the regulatory body, outlining a proposal to increase the capacity of the local club from 137 patrons to a maximum capacity of 215.

As part of their application, the Belmont has noted that no change to the hours of operation are being requested, the Belmont currently is licensed to operate from Noon until 2 AM  from Monday to Saturday and from 11 AM to Midnight on Sundays.

The application also notes that there is no structural change planned for the location at this time.

As part of the process, anyone that that lives or operates a business within a half mile of the Belmont has the opportunity to comment on the proposal.

Those interest in submitting their comments can do so by contact the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch:

Any correspondences should be address to:

The General Manager
c/o Licensing Analyst
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
PO Box 9292
Victoria, BC
V8W 9J8

Or those wishing to participate can do so by way of email at

Comments, your name and an address must be included with any submission.

The deadline for submissions is April 30th.

You can review more of the developments in Prince Rupert's commercial sector from our archive page here.

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