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New owners seek to reopen Prince George’s ‘The Generator’ nightclub

The Generator may live on for a new generation of residents
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The Generator, 1232-1234 3 Ave., in downtown Prince George. (via Hanna Petersen)

Nightlife in Prince George was once synonymous with The Generator, also nicknamed “The Genny”.

After noticeable façade upgrades, new ownership is now seeking to bring the infamous establishment back-to-life in a new way.

At last night's regular meeting (Aug. 17), city council approved support for a Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch application that, if approved, would see a night club re-open at 1232-1234 3 Ave.

Owner Zorawar Saini for The Generator Entertainment Services Ltd. included a letter of intent to council outlining how the new Generator would operate.

“Generator nightclub aspires to be a new place for grownups to meet, have fun, enjoy and have a good time while drinking responsibly. A place where everyone can relax and enjoy a few drinks.  For us customer satisfaction is the prime objective of our business along with generating revenue, driving profits and creating more jobs,” writes Saini.

He says the establishment will have games like pool, snooker, dart boards and foosball.

“We do not foresee our establishment if granted with the necessary licensing to operate, have any adverse impacts on our neighbours and the communities in our city,” writes Saini.

“On the contrary, we are hoping to have a positive impact by giving an additional option to our patrons of our city a new place to have fun with friends and family while having a good time.”  

The hours of operation for the establishment would be 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

Saini says because of the nature of the establishment there should be no noise pollution and he will take the steps to make sure that it is operating under the guidelines set by the city and the province.

“Also at the same time providing full co-operation to RCMP and making sure that we work with them to resolve any potential situation in the foreseeable future in a cooperative and cordial manner and support them in upholding the law,” he adds.

The city says the application is not expected to have a negative impact on the community or produce any significant negative land-use impacts on adjacent properties.

Neighbouring business Simply Put Financial Services Inc. also submitted a letter in support of the application.

The Generator’s licensing application will now be forwarded to the LRCB who will consider it for approval.