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October 27, 2017 5:53 pm

Wash, Cut and a Sip?

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:29 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Trend Setters Hair Studio  in the Hart may well be the first  hair studio in the City to  apply  and get support  for a liquor license.

Recent changes to the Liquor Laws  in British Columbia  have  opened the door  for  barber shops, salons and spas to offer their clients the opportunity to have  some alcohol while they are receiving a service.   The Province’s thinking is that having a sip while receiving a service  “enhances the customer experience.”

In order to be granted a liquor licence,  Council  must support the application,  and  Councillor Albert Koehler  was not  ready  to  say yes to such an application.  He  said there is a definite correlation between alcohol consumption and crime rates,  “We have to ask ourselves, what is good for Prince George? when I hear this, then I cannot approve it, because in my opinion  that is not  good for  Prince George.”   He  said  allowing  alcohol consumption at a  salon , spa or barber shop,  “is a slippery slope, It is  so slippery with alcohol I  don’t know where it’s going.”

Councillor Brian Skakun was also opposed to  offering support  for this license.

Councillor Terri McConnachie  held a different view  noting the business has  existed  for a long time  in the Hart,  and the application is meant to enhance the experience “Unless we see perms and colours going completely off the rails,  we might have to revisit this.  I think we can trust them (the business) to  handle this responsibly and professionally and most people will conduct themselves in the same manner.”

Councillor Jillian Merrick  said by limiting  alcohol consumption  to  bars and pubs “We are teaching people you can only consume alcohol in quantities of 4, 10 and 12 units.”   She says  a  liquor license  will only enhance  a customer’s experience “I think the more we  provide residents with opportunities to behave and act  appropriately in public, the more they will rise to the  occasion.   If we treat them all like they are criminals before  they open the beer can  they are going to act like criminals, so I am certainly going to support this.”




sooo the cops going to be parked near spas and salons instead of pubs??

Thumbs up for the councillors that voted against it.

    They do not even monitor pubs or other events with alcohol such as CN Centre events. Why would they monitor for a soccer mom going for a cut and a sip of wine?

I am waiting for a church to request a liquor licence. i am sure that will be quickly granted, after all someone would have to sit at a function for over an hour and not be able to drink. That has got to be cruel and unusual punishment.

I like this idea. I don’t drink so I won’t use it but I think it shows that we can be grown ups if we try.

How about this “You Cut Hair, I sell Beer ” Keep it that way!

Let’s hope they get food safe certified before they get their licence . Let’s also hope they don’t use the same sink for washing hair and beer glasses . Is it just me or does this just gross everyone out .

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