Businesses allowed to open on statutory holidays in Carleton Place

Posted on: December 21, 2016

By Jane Hobson 

At the Dec. 20, 2016 meeting, Carleton Place council officially approved a bylaw that will allow retail businesses to open on statutory holidays, a verdict that Stalwart Brewing Co. has been hoping for since it first requested an amendment to the current bylaw back in August.

“We want to thank the BIA and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as Clerk Duncan Rogers and of course, council,” said Adam Newlands, one of the four co-owners of the microbrewery. “We’re looking forward to helping people enjoy some of the long weekends coming up in 2017, especially Canada Day weekend for Canada’s 150th.”

“We’re super excited,” co-owner Ed McKinley added.

Photo by Jane Hobson – Stalwart co-owners, Ed McKinley (left) and Adam Newlands, pose for a photo inside the microbrewery on Dec. 21, 2016. Carleton Place council approved a bylaw amendment that allows the brewery, and other local retail businesses, to open on stat holidays.