Restaurant owners launched a symbolic reop in Montreal on Saturday seeking to remind customers and politicians of what the experience of going to restaurants can be like after a 14-month health crisis.
Counterfeit reopening after Quebec bar owners recently asked the government to allow their doors to open for patrons who have received at least one dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 – no food on site.
“The goal is to let the government know that we will eventually die if we close,” said Pierre Levick, owner of Chez Lewac in Retirement, about the false reopening.
Founded in 1972, the Parisian Brasery employed 50 people before closing its doors on March 17, 2020.
Sauce wide meals such as Coke v Win and Boff Borgugnan adorn the chalkboard menu on a row of tables lined with white linen. In the context of the show, Chardonnay and Shiraz bottles are overflowing with corkscreen and topped with plastic pears and peppers.
“People can come and visit us like old art, because people forget what it means to walk into a restaurant,” said manager Yan Nkanko.
“At this rate, we almost say to people, ‘Hey, listen, it’s a table. People come and sit.'”
In a letter to Premier Franకోois Legalt on April 29, the two associations representing bar owners asked for permission to reopen bars and restaurant-bars throughout Quebec, but only by making them available. For vaccinated people.
The mayor of Montreal, Valerie Plante, on Thursday asked the regional government to open the terraces of restaurants and bars on the 1st.Is June. But Health Minister Christian Dubey told reporters that politicians should be careful in their commitments.
Franకోois Legalt says Quebec will unveil the roadmap to reopen in a few weeks.
The health condition in Quebec is relatively stable, with less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases remaining and hospitalized.