Storehouse hit with fine, licence suspension for Liquor Act violations
Bar can’t serve alcohol next Wednesday and Friday
Iqaluit’s Storehouse Bar & Grill has been hit with a fine and temporary liquor suspension after pleading guilty to a single Nunavut Liquor Act charge.
The bar, which is attached to the Frobisher Inn on Astro Hill, pleaded guilty to permitting intoxicated persons to remain on the licensed premises.
Storehouse was fined $5,000 — the maximum fine for a single offence — and will have its liquor licence suspended on two days next week, on Sept. 13 and 15.
“The board appreciates that this matter has been resolved by agreement but is concerned that this is the second time in only a few months that this licence holder has faced similar charges,” said Valerie Inukpuk, chairperson of the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Board, in a statement.
“The board expects all licence holders to take all necessary measures to comply with the Liquor Act and Liquor regulations to ensure the safe and responsible use of alcohol in the community.”
This is the second time in less than three months that Storehouse has pleaded guilty to a Liquor Act violation.
In June, the bar was forced to pay $9,000, and prohibited from serving alcohol for three days, and staff were ordered to undergo training after pleading guilty to two offences.