VANCOUVER — Vancouver restaurateurs preparing to open a new eatery have been forced to choose between a clever moniker and a liquor license, The Vancouver Courier reports.
Restaurateurs David Duprey and Rachel Zottenberg named their establishment Fast Food, but the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, which operates under the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, wouldn’t ok the sale of alcohol at a place that appeared to sell fast food.
The entrepreneurs argued it wasn’t a fast-food joint, but that hasn’t changed anything, so they changed the restaurant’s name to Rumpus Room. “The drag about it is that we had our signs all made. We’sve been working on a logo for months,” Duprey told the paper. “The whole story’s funny except for the fact that it cost us thousands of dollars.”
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