Montreal-area restaurant, bar owners calling for COVID-19 capacity restrictions to be lifted – Montreal – MONTREALINABOX

Colleen Souva is methodical about making sure all sanitary measures are followed before seating anyone at a table inside the Brasserie Manoir on rue St-Jacques in NDG.

The manager of the sports bar also verifies everyone entering to eat or drink is fully vaccinated and has an ID card.

Souva says now is the time for the government to lift COVID-19 capacity restrictions and allow more clients inside.

“It’s not fair against the business at all, and I feel like we’re being singled out. I’ve been 40 years in this business. This isn’t right,” Souva told Global News.

Read more: Montreal restaurants struggle to adapt to COVID-19 vaccine passport

Montreal restaurant and bar owner Peter Sergakis agrees. He’s calling for all capacity restrictions to be lifted by Oct. 8, the same time capacity caps are being removed for concert halls, cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues.

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Among them is the Bell Centre, which will be allowed to welcome patrons back at full capacity — 21,302 people.

“Today, we’re asking to lift the restrictions and give us the same rights as other venues, like Bell Centre,” Sergakis told Global News.

Currently, restaurants and…


Montreal-area restaurant, bar owners calling for COVID-19 capacity restrictions to be lifted – Montreal – MONTREALINABOX – Source

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