The Real Jerk Restaurant will continue its fight for a liquor licence after its first pre-hearing with the Licence Appeals Tribunal, Tuesday.
The Tribunal will meet again on February 4 for a continuation of the pre-hearing.
“They need time to review a couple of things, and we also need to review a couple things,” said Ed Pottinger, owner of the Real Jerk. “It’s all about respect and getting the time to look at the details.”
The Tribunal is in response to 26 letters of complaint about the restaurant’s appeal for a liquor licence sent to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Residents of 625 Queen St E., the location of the Real Jerk’s new restaurant, sent the letters said Rob Davis – the Real Jerk’s agent – in a statement.
“We think that it’s just a small bump in the road for us,” said Pottinger. “I’ve been here since this morning, so it’s a little tiring, but we’re very optimistic.”