Dawson Creek nightclub owner Jack Hynes has put forward a motion for city council to review Lonestar’s closing time of 2am, to 4am.
Hynes is requesting the review noting his business is suffering as the patrons are going out at later times - averaging midnight when closing down time starts at 1am, only giving an hour to 45 minutes of nightlife.
Hynes says “times have changed before people would go out and have to drive around to find each other. Now with all the social media they don’t have to do that and as a result are going out later.”
The internet has indeed changed many social trends drastically over the last ten years where people can communicate or date instantly.
“The dance scene is slowly becoming the thing of the past, and it makes me sad. There is not even any dances in the highschool’s anymore.”
The nightclubs are a place to dance, meet people and have fun something that has been a part of communities for generations.
Another development over the years Hynes has noticed is patrons are extremely less violent when it comes to nightlife physical or verbal conflict and these people now a days are very diligent when it comes to drinking and driving.
“This is a safe environment for people where I offer free shuttle service.”
Canada wide education of impaired driving has been heavily concentrated on by government agencies over the last 20 years and the results can be seen with this example.
The province has legislation allowing liquor establishments to remain open to 4am and the deciding factors come down to the city districts on what they choose for closing times factoring in many reasonings of safety concerns from different agencies.
City council has said that policies would be looked at for the benefit of all Dawon Creek nightclubs.