The spa has been operated by Pure Spa Group since 2013.
It has been operating in the northern suburb of Lacrosse-Rougeville since 2012 and its location in the area has attracted an increasing number of people, including the city of Lacross-Roussel.
The spa is owned by Leduc-based Pure Spa, which operates three other similar properties in Lacross, including one in the southern suburbs of St. John’s and St. Charles, a second in the eastern suburbs of Lacroix and a third in the western suburbs of Montréal.
“This morning, Pure Spa’s CEO, John D. Gagnon, was greeted by several hundred of his customers as he entered the building.
The company had previously confirmed the operation would be complete by early next week.
The city of Langford and Lacross council approved the proposed development on Thursday. “
I am proud to announce that Pure Spa has received the green light to operate again,” he said.
The city of Langford and Lacross council approved the proposed development on Thursday.
Pure Spa operates in the northeastern part of the province, close to the border with Quebec, but not close enough to the area where the Leduc River meets the Ottawa River to warrant an exemption from the province’s strict zoning laws.
However, the city is considering a zoning exemption for the business, which would mean that Pure Spas could continue to operate within the area and still qualify for a tax exemption.
A spokesperson for Langford Mayor Chris Stolte said the city had not yet determined whether the proposed zoning exemption would apply to Pure Spa.
Pure Spa has had a troubled history with the provincial government.
It was fined $100,000 in 2016 for not renewing its licence for a spa in Langford in 2013.
In 2016, Pure Spasms owner Lecrae and other Pure Spa members were arrested on charges of illegal parking.
PureSpa was fined again in 2016 by the city for failing to maintain its building standards and failing to comply with regulations, but that case was dropped.
The Lacross city council voted in 2017 to approve a development plan for a new Pure Spa building, which was approved last week.
The developer is planning to build a 2,000-square-foot spa with spa services, a fitness centre, a massage studio, and a small-scale residential and commercial complex, according to documents obtained by the Montreal Gazette.