City Council Wrap Up: Restaurant And Statue Details REVEALED!

Okay, first of all, everything on the agenda was approved. That’s not the newsworthy part of this post.

What is newsworthy is that we learned that the restaurant opening at 917 11th Ave won’t be a Laotian restaurant. (Curses.) Its Laotianness was my imagination — and my lust for laap — getting carried away with itself.

What it will be is an English-style fish ‘n’ chips joint. Which is still pretty good. I like English-style fish ‘n’ chips. I guess it’d be too much to ask that the fish come wrapped in newsprint? Probably some anal-retentive “health” bylaw forbids swaddling foodstuffs in discarded Leader Posts and/or prairie dogs. I swear, lawmakers these days got no respect for tradition.

Also revealed tonight were a few more details about the statue that will be erected in the plaza outside city hall. Apparently, it will be a bronze bust of Chief Piapot weighing 200 pounds and valued at $38,000.

Also of interest, Councillor Clipsham requested staff investigate the potential of restoring Davin Fountain. You can view it in all its former glory in the pic accompanying this post. And… hang on a second… now you can view the fountain as it currently looks, sitting in storage on the Exhibition grounds. Just click on the thumbnail at right. (I lifted both pics from the meeting agenda pdf.)

If the fountain still works, looks like there will be some momentum behind finding a suitable site for it.

So, my question for you, dear dog blog readers, is what would you like to see the city do with the Davin Fountain?

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5'10'' tall and he was born in a place. He's not there now. He's sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It's "Girl From Ipanema", thanks for asking. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

4 thoughts on “City Council Wrap Up: Restaurant And Statue Details REVEALED!”

  1. Yeah, Central Park is a very good idea.

    I was also thinking somewhere in the Heritage neighbourhood would be nice. On the corner of 11th and Osler in front of the fire house, for instance. (Might necessitate taking down a couple trees, though.) Or maybe in that pocket park between Halifax and St John?

    Heritage seems to be a neighbourhood right on the cusp of turning into a hopping destination. Something monumental along 11th would help with that.

    But, yeah, Central Park is a good call.

  2. I second a location in the Heritage neighbourhood. That quirky little park space by the RPL could also use some love.

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