Open liquor laws on 17th a ‘no-brainer’ Businesses petition to let consumers drink on street
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Imagine strolling down 17th without having to hide the fact that your Gulp-sized Slurpee is, in fact, a tall drink of wine.
A number of businesses in the area are floating the idea of letting consumers walk the streets with booze in plastic togo cups to help re-invigorate the construction-laden area.
Troy Wolfe, Pet Planet franchisee, started the petition with eight ideas to preserve the vitality of 17th Avenue while the city continues construction from Macleod Trail to 14th Street.
He’s a member of a stakeholder group invited by the city to help keep the area strong.
Wolfe’s ideas include making the area a good place for pedestrians to congregate, complete with benches and tables, along with better storefront advertisements and easier access to food trucks and buskers.
“We’re supposed to have a progressive mayor, a progressive premier and progressive prime minister, so to me this is progress, this is a no-brainer,” said Wolfe. “Why is Texas further ahead than anywhere in Canada when it comes to liquor laws?”