Boshkung Brewing requests bylaw change
By Chad Ingram
Boshkung Brewing Co. is looking to the Township of Minden Hills to change a bylaw regulating food trucks in the municipality.
Terri Mathews, owner of Boshkung Brewing and Rhubarb restaurant in Carnarvon, visited councillors during their April 25 meeting. Boshkung Brewing is headed into its third summer season operating Boshkung Social, which is located in the former Beer Store along Minden’s Water Street. As Mathews explained, there is not room for a kitchen in the building. Last year, a tent was set up on the property for the preparation of hot food. Depending on the weather, this situation is not always ideal, Mathews said, explaining the business was looking to have a food truck or trailer stationed in the parking lot for the summer months, where staff could prepare food.
As Mathews indicated, Minden Hills’s current bylaw requires getting permission from any businesses within 1,000 feet for the operation of a food truck, a stipulation she called “out of whack.”
“It’s a 17-year-old bylaw,” said Mayor Brent Devolin, first elected in 2014.
“I thought it was a typo,” Mathews said.
“No, it’s not,” said Devolin, who added he was unaware what the rationale behind the stipulation had been. A staff report will come back to the council table.