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La Pêche council votes down Bluebarn permit

Owner 'baffled' by decision

There won’t be any lattés sipped on Bluebarn’s terrace anytime soon. In a 5-3 vote on Nov. 2, La Pêche council voted down a resolution to grant Bluebarn the permits it had been seeking to launch their café operation out of the old Wakefield fire hall and begin the process of applying for a provincial liquor license.

The resolution, written and submitted by Wakefield area Ward 6 councillor Claude Giroux, would have authorized Bluebarn to use parking space at the Wakefield Community Centre, reduced the river-protection boundary to a five-metre encroachment rather than prescribed 15 metres, and allowed for the use of the terrace Alary had built in the front of the building, reducing the encroachment from the property line from 10 metres to one.

La Pêche council voted 5-3 against a resolution on Nov. 2, which would’ve allowed Luc Alary, owner of Bluebarn in Wakefield, to begin utilizing his terrace and parking spaces. Stuart Benson photo