Pair of downtown bars wants to increase capacity
Two Kamloops bars are looking to increase their capacities.
The Commodore Grand Cafe and Lounge has submitted a request to the city to increase its capacity by 21 people, city planning and development manager Randy Lambright told members of the city’s co-ordinated enforcement task force at a meeting on Monday, Sept. 17.
Cactus Jack’s Night Club is also looking to up its numbers.
The bar’s owners have purchased the liquor licence for the now-defunct Rivers nightclub, which allows for a 245-person capacity.
The bar wants to use that licence to add 130 people to its capacity, which is currently at 490.
The permit for the remaining 115 people would be cancelled, Lambright said.
If city council agrees to the increases, the bars’ applications will then go to the province for further approval.