Bottle store application for ‘dry’ Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek’s unique status as a dry town hangs in the balance with the application by Pick n Pay to open a bottle store in The Arcade.

The issue is a hotly debated topic and previous applications over the years have been turned down, says ward councillor Felicity Purchase.

Ms Purchase said many objections have already been filed, the primary objection quoted is the historic title deed restriction which prohibits the sale of liquor in Fish Hoek.

Warrant Officer Peter Middleton of Fish Hoek police station confirmed that the application had been lodged.

Notice of the application was published in the Provincial Gazette on Friday, February 3.

Donald Moore of Dry Fish Hoek said objections need to be lodged with the Liquor Authority through Warrant Officer Middleton if your view is to be considered by the Liquor Board. He said: “I understand from the Liquor Board that it will be published late this month or early in March. From that date there will be 28 days for people to object.”

Mr Moore has offered to help interested people with details about the objection process. Call him on 021 782 0343

All objections should be in the hands of the Liquor Officer at the Fish Hoek police station within 28 days from the publication of the notice of the application that will be published in a local newspaper.