Smoking out a casino plan
As most entertainment destinations have started to move away from offering smoking opportunities for customers, a popular downtown venue in Kamloops is hoping city council will look favourably on a plan to build a new patio for smokers.
Lake City Casinos is planning to build a covered smoking patio on its Victoria Street lot, immediately east of the of the casino, that would be in place for three years.
A temporary-use application will be in front of city council on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for consideration.
According to a staff report, the patio would hold 28 people and could only be accessed through the main entrance of the casino.
Council is being asked to approve a notice of intent, which means the surrounding neighbourhood would be notified of the plans and have an opportunity to provide input before final approval.