Table for One, Please

June 13, 2016



A Montreal restaurant is using Facebook to make light of the situation caused by construction on both streets of the intersection on which it is located.

The Hachoir restaurant in Montreal is frustratingly located at the intersection of Rachel and St-Denis streets — both of which are under construction.

Construction began in 2015 because St-Denis Street, between Duluth Avenue and Marie-Anne Street, requires new sewer and water pipes. The work won't wrap up before November 2016.

Hachoir's co-owner Alain Dussault says his restaurant has lost 25 percent in sales last month, so he decided to make light of the situation and posted a photo of his new al fresco dining option.

The picture of the busboy waiting table on the restaurant's new terrasse was posted June 9th on Facebook.

Dussault said affected storekeepers are meeting today to decide whether to leave the SDC, the St-Denis merchant's association, over the way it's handled the situation.

Until then, Dussault is taking a pragmatic approach. "What can we do really. Things have to be done," he said. "Hopefully they're going ... as quick as they can."