Bell Centre will be able to sell beer during Habs' road games

Liquor board formally dismisses bar owner's complaint

A capacity crowd at the Bell Centre gathers for Game 7 of the Habs-Bruins series in Boston on May 14.
John Mahoney/MONTREAL GAZETTE

The Bell Centre will not have a problem selling beer at the arena when the Habs are playing a game on the road.

During the Habs' lengthy playoff run last spring, bar owner Peter Sergakis had complained to the board that the Bell Centre's licence only allowed for alcohol sales during live events — not for out-of-town games being shown on giant screens.

At the time, Sergakis contended that amounted to opening up a 20,000-seat bar.

Today, the Quebec liquor board formally dismissed Sergakis' complaint.

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  1. Richard posted on 08/27/2014 07:24 PM
    I agree with Sergakis....Its a 20,000 seat bar
  2. crj posted on 08/27/2014 10:03 PM
    Good. Glad they are allowed. I guess Sergakis wished he never brought it up, now it's official. Besides, he is working on his own 20,000 seat bar on St. Catherine St at Fort.
    1. JohnH- posted on 09/01/2014 12:05 PM
      @crj crj That mega bar on St.Catherine street has not been approved for their liquor permit. In fact, Sergakis will have to close off the indoor entrances linking the different rooms. Who does renovations without the proper paper work? Speaking of renovations. Sergakis should do something about that fire trap on Saint Jacques. He also bought Brasserie Le Manoir (another great bar that he ruined) no permit to sell hard liquor. He knows how to whine and complain but, operate a business, I think not. GO HABS GO!!
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