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Ontario library cafe to offer wine?

August 8, 2009 8:26:19 AM PDT
Books and booze may not mix, at least in one local city. An Ontario restaurant wants a liquor license, but the restaurant is attached to the public library, leaving some residents in sour spirits.The main library in Ontario is much like many other libraries, with countless computers, silent surroundings and over 210,000 books.

If a liquor license at the Page One Cafe is approved, after you finish reading Shakespeare, you will be able to have a cold beer or glass of wine just steps from the library.

While some don't mind, others are bitter about the idea of beer and wine being served in a library building.

"I'm a teacher in the area, and a lot of my students come here, and I don't think that's something that the children should be seeing," said Donna Gilbertson.

No alcohol will be allowed in the library, so the people who run Page One Cafe don't consider the idea controversial at all.

"I think people will like it. Part of what we're going to be doing is serving local and regional wines," said Kimberli Munkres, Page One Cafe.

Cafe staff expects the liquor license to be approved sometime in the next two months.

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