Montreal promises to help the traders of the rue Sainte-Catherine

News 25 March, 2018

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    Sunday, 25 march, 2018 16:19

    Sunday, 25 march, 2018 16:19

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    While the merchants of Sainte-Catherine street in Montreal saw a large decline in their sales since the beginning of the refurbishment work, the commercial artery it has been almost three months, the mayor of the metropolis, Valerie Plant, has confirmed that a financial assistance programme soon to be introduced.

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    “Businesses accessible during the work, and announce several signs at the intersections of the street. However, the pedestrians were much less numerous than usual Sunday after-noon under a bright sun.

    The sales of liquidation or closure are many, and several merchants have told TVA News that their sales had not improved in the past few months, despite the efforts of the city to help. Some say they have lost up to 30 % of their turnover.

    The details of this new financial assistance will be announced in the month of April.

    On the other hand, in 2015, the project of rehabilitation of the street had two lanes of traffic for cars. However, the mayor has not confirmed that this part of the project will be maintained.

    “The deliveries, the pedestrian experience, the experience of the drivers, everything is taken into consideration, has insured Valérie Plant. I can’t move forward on one item that, alone, means nothing. It is the whole that counts.”

    The directors Plant was abandoned sidewalks heated a few weeks ago.