Penalty an opportunity for Jimmy Flynn's: manager

A four-day closure that  kept patrons out of Jimmy Flynn's Celtic Snug on White Rock's West Beach last week was a delayed hangover – from the St. Patrick's Day before last.

General manager Jeff Eley said the restaurant was closed from March 22 to 26 due to a penalty from the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for overcrowding on  March 17, 2013.

"We were overcrowded by about 11 people, and after it all got straightened out, we had the four days," he said, noting that the restaurant has no record of other infractions.

"That's why we did the tents for St. Paddy's this year – we were able to serve two or three times the people and stay within licensing regulations."

The restaurant has a 'food primary' license for 55 patrons inside and 12 on the outdoor patio, according to licensing branch information.

Eley said the restaurant took the closure as an opportunity to spiff up the premises.

"We repainted and touched up the place," he said. "And all the staff needed a break, anyway – we're normally going 364 days a year. It all got good."


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