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#6381 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 06:47 AM

A friend in Alberta has closed his restaurant due to the indoor dining ban. Business fell out from the bottom on the day of the changes.

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#6382 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 06:50 AM

the day of the changes is tomorrow.

#6383 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 06:53 AM

I should have said on the day it was announced. His clientele disappeared very next day, to where he told all staff but one person to go home.

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#6384 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 07:37 AM

Has business picked up again in Victoria restaurants since last Monday? Anyone know?

#6385 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 07:59 AM

Has business picked up again in Victoria restaurants since last Monday? Anyone know?


I think there is some ebb and flow associated with “back to school” and the end of summer, but one downtown restaurant manager told me that he has seen a steady flow of customers (and support) since the new requirements went in and he increased his Friday Night server staff to 3…
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#6386 Barrrister

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:02 AM

Places in Oak Bay seem to be doing great.



#6387 m3m

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:55 AM

It was very difficult to get dinner resos this weekend

#6388 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 09:53 AM

All good to hear. Restaurants have had a rough go already, they don’t need any more hard times.
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#6389 Nparker

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:10 AM

Today, I plan to have my first sit-down dining experience since the "passports" came into effect. If it's too much of a hassle, it may be my final such experience for a while.


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#6390 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:12 AM

where going?

#6391 Nparker

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:13 AM

Not sure yet.



#6392 Redd42

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 10:22 AM

I should have said on the day it was announced. His clientele disappeared very next day, to where he told all staff but one person to go home.

 

Which is why I've been saying for a while we haven't seen the business bloodbath yet. At the beginning of this, govt money poured out. But this pandemic is far from over. I'm just lucky I had a get out clause in my business lease.



#6393 Nparker

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 12:53 PM

Today, I plan to have my first sit-down dining experience since the "passports" came into effect. If it's too much of a hassle, it may be my final such experience for a while.

No particular hold-up getting into the Uptown Brown's location. Lots of fairly young children there today (well under 12 years of age), so both unvaccinated and unmasked. Not sure what value there was to showing my "passport" and ID in terms of public health.



#6394 Matt R.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 01:46 PM

From the CBC website:

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...rants-1.6181074

 

"They also said that those participating in 'order and not pick up' takeout will be investigated and charged with fraud. This involves ordering food over the phone and not showing up to pay and pick up the food."

 

What a petty mean thing to do, specially in a small community.

 

So what's the vibe on SSI Matt?

 

Totally chill, no issues that I've heard about at all from any restaurants here.  Few people a little annoyed about the whole passport thing but it's been unusually civil.  I feel like I'm waiting for a shoe to drop... 

 

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#6395 Redd42

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 03:57 PM

Totally chill, no issues that I've heard about at all from any restaurants here.  Few people a little annoyed about the whole passport thing but it's been unusually civil.  I feel like I'm waiting for a shoe to drop... 

 

Matt.

 

Glad to hear and you are not having to deal with such selfishness. But yeah I think there is that shoe that is still to drop. 



#6396 LJ

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 07:24 PM

Glad to hear and you are not having to deal with such selfishness. But yeah I think there is that shoe that is still to drop. 

All a restaurant has to do is have ordering online, you pay for it at time of ordering and then go pick it up.


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#6397 Matt R.

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 09:24 PM

Yes, takeout is exempt.

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#6398 Redd42

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 06:53 AM

All a restaurant has to do is have ordering online, you pay for it at time of ordering and then go pick it up.

 

But good food is never the same that way. Why I have never used a delivery service. 


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#6399 LJ

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:49 PM

But good food is never the same that way. Why I have never used a delivery service. 

Yeah, but the problem we were trying to fix was people ordering food and then not showing up to get it and pay for it.


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#6400 Redd42

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:25 AM

Yes I now see I was just being dense. You were stressing the paying while ordering, not paying on pick up. 


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