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Tsawwassen Legion hoping to keep its outdoor patio

The Legion branch is located within a larger commercial complex
tsawwassen legion patio
Delta staff note the change is not expected to have a significant impact on the surrounding community and a public hearing is not recommended.

Delta council recently voted in favour of an application by the Royal Canadian Legion in Tsawwassen to make its temporary outdoor patio space permanent.

The recommendation will be submitted to the province where final approval is required.

Located in Century Square at the intersection of 19 Avenue and 56 Street, Legion Branch No. 289 was granted an expended temporary outdoor service area in May 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Legion has since occupied the temporary service area space but that expires in March 2023.

The branch is now proposing to amend their liquor licence to expand its service area in order to accommodate the 633-square-foot patio with an occupancy of 30 people.

The interior capacity of the Legion will remain at a maximum of 225 people.

Not a permanent structure, the patio space would be used seasonally from April to October, weather permitting.

The city does not anticipate that the proposal would have any significant noise impacts on surrounding business owners or patrons, or negatively impact the community.

In a letter to the city, the branch notes that the fair-weather patio is intended to be set out in the afternoons, principally weekends, and broken down in the evenings with all tables and chairs brought inside.

The establishment is licensed by the Liquor Distribution Branch to operate from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sunday.