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An Odd Fact: Quinpool Road Until Now Banned Bars, Pubs & Wateringholes – Centre Plan Could See Booze Emporium Invasion To The Street

Feb 22, 2020 | Business

By Andrew Macdonald

If you can believe it, in a city that is famous for its legions of bars and pubs - fuelled by 30,000 university students in Halifax, Quinpool Road has been a bar/pub desert.

Until the other month, one could not operate a solely dedicated bar or pub on Quinpool because of age-old city bylaws keeping the street free of watering holes.

Existing restaurants can sling beer, but only if a customer also orders food.

So if you order a meal at the street’s legendary Athens, then you can quaff a drink.

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