Bar limits sought on 17th Avenue to restore daytime business

On the strip that got national attention a decade ago for its vibrant nightlife, the city could soon all but shut the taps on new bars or licensed restaurants to help save 17th Avenue’s daytime business.

The Red Mile has been in decline as a shopping district for several years, as high rents have squeezed margins. An influx of pubs and restaurants have made the avenue more popular at night but subdued by day, when stores are open, prompting the 17th Avenue Business Revitalization Zone to call for new city regulations.

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