The Applebee's Neighbourhood Grill and Bar in Port Coquitlam may soon be home to karaoke and "music bingo."
PoCo council unanimously threw its support behind a request from the Ottawa Street business Monday to amend its food primary licence to allow for patron participation.
In the context of Applebee's, that participation is expected to come in the form of kara-oke and music bingo twice nightly.
The city was given the option to hold a public hearing on the issue, but opted to forward its support directly to the province, given that the business is located far enough away from residential development.
"It's about the type of operator that Applebee's is, the type of corporate citizen that they are and that they're giving back to our community on an ongoing basis," said PoCo Mayor Greg Moore.
"We've never had an issue with their operations in the past."
Signs have been posted near the business alerting residents of the proposed changes, though no feedback has been received by the city.
"It is not expected that the proposed entertainment would have an adverse impact due to the restaurant's highway commercial location and its distance to residences," a city staff report notes.
"Surrounding commercial businesses may benefit if there is increased patron attendance arising from the entertainment."