Alcohol sales at Kelowna public market move one step closer

With little fanfare, city council sends the issue to a public hearing scheduled for later this month.

The public will get a say on whether or not the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market should be allowed to host alcohol sales and tastings.

With little fanfare, Kelowna city council has sent the issue to a public hearing slated for Oct. 22.

The issue, presented to council by city staff Monday generated virtually no discussion by council.

According to city staff, if approved, the sales and tastings would not likely start until next spring, given the timing of the public hearing in relation to the scheduled closure of the market for this season.

The market, located in a parking lot opposite Orchard Park Shopping Centre, operates Wednesdays and Saturdays from the spring to fall each year and wants to allow local wineries, breweries and distilleries to sell their products on site but needs to a change in the zoning that covers the land the market currently operates on to do so. Alcohol sellers would also need a special permit from the city to sell at the public market.

If approved, the market operators would determine which business can participate and when.

City staff said they expect only one or two sellers would be permitted to participate in the market on any given day.

 

 

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