Restaurateur Éric Luksenberg takes a hard hit the day after the announcement of the closure of restaurants and bars in the red zone. He did not even wait until midnight Wednesday to close his two restaurants in Old Montreal.
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He laid off 50 employees and got rid of thousands of dollars in perishable goods that cannot sit in his refrigerators for 28 days, the time requested by the government to try to contain the outbreaks of COVID-19.
Disappointed, depressed, Eric Luksenberg said he was disgusted at the microphone of TVA Nouvelles, he whose restaurants like his colleagues in the catering industry were closed for weeks in the spring.
“I said: we close right away and we started cleaning, he confided. Seafood, mussels, fruit, vegetables, soup. Everything will go to Accueil Bonneau and they will have a blast. ”
The restaurateur himself went to bring the food to the Montreal organization that helps people living in homelessness.
On Monday, the Legault government promised help for restaurant owners and bar owners in the red zone.
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