It's not often that people celebrate the closure of a business, but the residents and businesses in Banff Trail are thrilled to see the end of Savoury Lodge. The Savoury has long been a hotbed for criminal activity that often spilled over to neighbouring businesses and the CTrain station. The owners of the Savoury decided not to appeal a closure order by The City's Licensing Department after the Police Service amassed a shocking amount of evidence. The landowners are applying for a development permit for a better quality hotel that complies with the newly approved Area Redevelopment Plan that requires improved design and pedestrian infrastructure. The neighbouring businesses are looking forward to a bright future for Motel Village and are considering a name change to kick-start the new approach.
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