MISE & Agrave; DAY
Anger reigns on Sainte-Catherine Street West, in the area of the iconic Eaton Center, where nothing has changed since the major fire at the Super Sexe Club, TVA Nouvelles has learned.
Following the fire, which occurred on the night of October 30 to 31, a temporary work site was set up, which local traders describe as a “wart”. & nbsp;
A large perimeter formed by fences around the Super Sexe dancer club encroaches on Sainte-Catherine Street, near Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, in front of the Eaton Center. & Nbsp;
So that's almost a month that nothing has moved and that several debris litter the ground. & nbsp;
According to Glenn Castanheira, general manager of downtown Montreal, it is a nightmare for this large commercial artery whose construction works renovations have been completed for several days, especially since it is the eve of Black Friday, in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
“It’s literally cancer in downtown Montreal. We are coming out of three years of work. For once, the City had managed the work very well on time and, there, we are caught with a wart in the heart of the largest commercial artery in Canada, the most expensive street in Quebec ”, protests- he. & nbsp;
“You have this sight of a completely dilapidated building and a yard of rubbish and rubbish all over the place, and nothing is moving,” he continues. & nbsp ;
Glenn Castanheira specifies that talks are being held between the City of Montreal and the owner of the building, but that the City has reached the limit of its regulatory capacity which would allow it to demand more. & Nbsp; & nbsp;
“What we are asking for is to make sure that we put all the pressure necessary to clear this site as quickly as possible”, insists Mr. Castanheira. & nbsp;
On the City side, we confirm that we want to get rid of it. & Nbsp;
“The fence is there for security reasons. We want to prevent debris from falling on passers-by. We hounded the owner to get the engineer's report. We want the work to be done as quickly as possible “, specifies Robert Beaudry, municipal councilor for the district of Saint-Jacques. & Nbsp;
” We have no timetable, but I can confirm that our inspectors put pressure on the owner on a regular basis. Public space occupancy costs are high: that is a deterrent, “explains the advisor. & Nbsp;