Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Kelowna cocktail, tapas bar seeking approval to stay open later

The owners of a downtown cocktail lounge are looking for the city’s support in amending their liquor licence so they can stay open later.

On Wednesday, a representative from The Ricco Room submitted an application to make changes to their Liquor Primary Licence.

Located at 1630 Pandosy Street, the cocktail and tapas bar opened in July 2023.

According to the application, the existing licence allows the lounge to be open five days a week.

They are currently open Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10 pm, Friday and Saturday 4 pm to midnight and 4-8 pm on Sunday.

They are looking to change their licence to allow them to operate seven days a week.

Hours of operation for the patio would be seven days a week from 11 am until 11 pm.

The interior would be open Sunday to Thursday 11 am to midnight and until 2 am on Friday and Saturday.

“On weekdays the operation will only be open from 3pm onwards, however it has been recommended we seek liquor service hours starting at 11am in case ownership wishes to expand to include lunch service in the future,” the application says.

The applicants don’t expect the later hours of operation to have an impact on the surrounding neighbourhood.

They say the new hours, if approved, would be “merely creating more consistency throughout the course of the week.”

Kelowna council will be asked to show support for the licence amendment, but the provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch will have the final say.



If you get value from KelownaNow and believe local independent media is important to our community we ask that you please consider subscribing to our daily newsletter.

If you appreciate what we do, we ask that you consider supporting our local independent news platform.


Send your comments, news tips, typos, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.



Weather
webcam icon

weather-icon
Tue
12℃

weather-icon
Wed
11℃

weather-icon
Thu
12℃

weather-icon
Fri
13℃

weather-icon
Sat
18℃

weather-icon
Sun
17℃

current feed webcam icon

Recent Livestream




Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our TikTok Feed Follow Our RSS Follow Our pinterest Feed
Follow Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy