COVID-19: Montreal mayor backing reopening of restaurant terraces – MONTREALINABOX
It’s been a devastating year for Montreal bar and restaurant operators as the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered many businesses and it’s still unclear when the establishments in Montreal can reopen.
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Now, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is coming to their defence tweeting several times that the outdoor terraces and patios of bars and restaurants should be allowed to reopen by June 1.
Donner de la prévisibilité aux restaurateurs et bars qui souffrent depuis un an, dans le respect des décisions de la Santé publique, c’est la bonne chose à faire.
Je ne vais ni me croiser les bras, ni « rester tranquille » face à la détresse de ces derniers.
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) May 6, 2021
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“It’s always positive news to hear that anybody in any form of government is excited about getting small businesses back up and running,” Paul Desbaillets, co-owner of Burgundy Lion, told Global News.
His bar and restaurant is currently only open for take-out and delivery. He says allowing outdoor dining makes sense.
“You want to be open as fast as possible for the summer to…
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