Until then uncertain, the reopening of the Time Out Market in Montreal is now confirmed.
The sign of restore international, which occupies only 40 000 ft2 of the Eaton Centre in downtown Montreal, will reopen on 8th July.
The food fair, on which relied greatly Ivanhoe Cambridge for the relaunch of the Eaton Centre of Montreal after its renovations, had been among the first to suspend its activities in march, in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19.
The direction of Time Out Market ensures make every effort to comply with the instructions of government and to allow its customers “to enjoy a dining experience pleasant and safe.”
Therefore, it announces the implementation of new ways of doing things as orders without a contact, the launch of a new cell phone app and the addition of new systems of air circulation. Partitions plexiglas have also been installed between the tables, as well as several stations of disinfectant.
A future linked to the vaccine
During an interview with The Journal, the CEO of Ivanhoe Cambridge, owner of the Eaton Centre, had been cautious on Thursday about the possibility that the restaurant concept operated by Time Out Market is to survive the pandemic.
“We were very optimistic at the time of launch, had said the president and CEO of the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. It is a bit early to know what will happen. The world is changing almost from one day to the other. This will depend on a lot of access to a vaccine. The model has always the sense, but it is very constrained by the conditions of health.”
For the moment, only six tenants have confirmed the re-opening of their counter. This is the case of the shop Signed Local and the cooking school.
Next to restaurants, chefs Paul Toussaint of the Agrikol and Phong Thach of the Red Tiger are on the short list of the booths that will be in service as early as 8 July.
– With the collaboration of Catherine Genest, 24 Hours