Fish Hoek’s ‘dry status’still in limbo

Pick n Pay in The Arcade.

The hearing of the appeal lodged by Pick n Pay after the Western Cape Liquor Authority’s licensing tribunal declined its application to open a bottle store in The Arcade has been set for Thursday October 11.

Until then Fish Hoek’s dry town status hangs in the balance.

Donald Moore of Dry Fish Hoek said he had submitted an extensive response to the appeal and so have a number of Fish Hoek residents.

“I would like as many Fish Hoek residents as possible to attend the hearing,” he said.

Pick n Pay submitted the notice of appeal to the Western Cape Liquor Appeal Tribunal (WCLAT) questioning the decision by the Liquor Licensing Tribunal (LLT). In its 33-page appeal Pick n Pay said the LLT had erred in making its decision, (“Dry or wet debate,” Echo, August 16).

The LLT turned down the application lodged by Pick n Pay on January 27 last year in terms of Section 34 (1) (a) of the Western Cape Liquor Act 4 of 2008, saying it was not in the interest of the public (“Valley’s dry town status safe,” Echo, June 28, 2017).

* The hearing will be held at the Western Cape Liquor Authority hearing room, 3rd floor, Sunbel Building, 3 Old Paarl Road, Bellville at 10am.