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#6241 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 05:16 PM

nobody is plowing into sidewalk cafes any more than they plow into parked cars.

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 05:44 PM

Also, who is responsible for injuries if a vehicle is struck, and rolls into a street patio, injuring patrons? The tables are sitting on the roadway on what is legally a highway. Mixing such uses could create quite a legal quagmire that puts taxpayers on the hook.


It's no different than if a car hits a parked vehicle, or someone on the sidewalk. If I'm interpreting the Transportation Act correctly, the entire road width, including sidewalks, is defined as part of the "highway."

#6243 Mike K.

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 06:29 PM

Yeah, this is going to create some work for lawyers. If you're struck on a patio and the vehicle aside (that's why I used the example of a car being hit, then rolling into the patio), and you were guided there by the restaurant, who is responsible for you sitting six inches from passing vehicles? The City, the restaurant, or the employee, or you?


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Posted 10 July 2021 - 08:21 PM

As long as there are fair permit costs and there is some planning on what will be allowed permanently, the market will take care of the rest. Spaces that have extra spaces will have higher lease rates and property taxes than those that don't Want to open a cheap restaurant, choose one that doesn't the patio space. We don't need to fuss with legislating fairness. 

 

On the car aspect, I do have some concerns about this. I sat in the patio outside Picnic along upper Fort and because the road speed is so fast there it was quite alarming to sit in the space. It felt as though any bus could easily just cream us. 


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#6245 m3m

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 12:40 PM

Yeah, this is going to create some work for lawyers. If you're struck on a patio and the vehicle aside (that's why I used the example of a car being hit, then rolling into the patio), and you were guided there by the restaurant, who is responsible for you sitting six inches from passing vehicles? The City, the restaurant, or the employee, or you?

 

Doesn't matter.  If you're injured in a motor vehicle crash now, you are subject to BC's no fault rules.  Can't sue. 



#6246 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 01:28 PM

Yes you can. It's not that cut and dry, it's far more complicated than that.


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#6247 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:40 PM

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#6248 sdwright.vic

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:13 AM

The old Swiss Chalet spot has been leased. No news to as who.
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#6249 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:57 AM

I didn't know they closed--this is the first I'm hearing of this. I'm surprised there aren't mobs of seniors protesting. 


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:01 AM

^ Closed back in... May 2020? It's been a while, was mentioned in another thread I think.



#6251 Redd42

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:15 AM

We had a Swiss Chalet?



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:33 AM

You would think they would be in a good position to weather the pandemic but I guess the struggles of the rest of the empire (Harvey's, Montana's, The Keg) dragged them down.

 

Edit: Holy crap, I didn't know all these were one company:

 

"Founded in 1883, RECIPE Unlimited Corporation is Canada's oldest and largest full-service restaurant company. The Company franchises and/or operates some of the most recognized brands in the country including Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, St-Hubert, The Keg, Milestones, Montana's, Kelsey's, East Side Mario's, New York Fries, Prime Pubs, Bier Markt, Landing, Original Joe's, State & Main, Elephant & Castle, The Burger's Priest, The Pickle Barrel, Marigolds & Onions, and 1909 Taverne Moderne."


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#6253 Fox

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:33 AM

The old Swiss Chalet spot has been leased. No news to as who.

Hopefully another Swiss Chalet.


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#6254 Nparker

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:45 AM

I am not entirely sure I'd want to dine at a restaurant called "Marigolds & Onions". 



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:23 PM

Driftwood's new tasting bar is coming along, they're aiming for a September launch. 60 seats inside, 60 seats on the patio, 32 taps. Details and concept renders on their Facebook: https://www.facebook...37521/?sfnsn=mo
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#6256 UDeMan

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:24 PM

The old Swiss Chalet spot has been leased. No news to as who.

 

maybe a Popeye's chicken?  Tim Hortons and Popeye's chicken owned by the parent company QSR.



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:07 AM

maybe a Popeye's chicken? Tim Hortons and Popeye's chicken owned by the parent company QSR.


That would be a huge Popeyes'
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