Restaurateurs worry an influence outage on Saturday evening as their reservation books are full

The proprietor of the Côtes-à-Côtes restaurant in Lebourgneuf is dismayed by Hydro-Québec’s choice to chop energy in his sector on Saturday evening when his reservation e-book is full for his “greatest day of the week”. .

“I’m helpless, I can’t bear to name all my prospects and provides them 48 hours’ discover,” laments Nicolas Lavigne, discouraged over the cellphone.

Vital losses

Presently, 200 folks have reservations at his restaurant on Saturday nights, equating to just about $15,000 in gross sales, Mr. Lavigne factors out. “It simply doesn’t make sense!” he says.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Lavigne acquired a communication from Hydro-Québec saying {that a} energy outage was deliberate at his restaurant at 1280 Boulevard Lebourgneuf from 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening till 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The restorer contacted the state firm and requested for a postponement in order that the work might solely be carried out at evening, however to no avail.

“I used to be even instructed that if the climate wasn’t good, the work could be postponed to the subsequent day on the identical time. So what ought to I do, cancel my entire weekend? It’s fully insane,” he stated.

Additionally at Cochon Dingue

The shutdown can be deliberate on the Cochon Dingue restaurant, situated just a few meters away on the identical aspect of the boulevard. Restos Plaisirs CEO Pierre Moreau, who additionally has a full reservation e-book for the night, says he’s extra optimistic however hopes to persuade Hydro-Québec in time.

“It’s not the primary time this has occurred to us. There may be often a option to discuss to them,” says Mr. Moreau.

In accordance with Le Journal, Hydro-Québec has not but answered our questions on this deliberate outage.

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