By Michael Boriero
Anik Beaudoin, the owner of Auguste, a restaurant in downtown Sherbrooke, and co-president Association des gens d’affaires du centre-ville de Sherbrooke, was stunned to learn the Eastern Townships would return to a red zone.
“I was a bit discouraged because, for us, we have a new chef, we’re restructuring everything, we were struggling to find employees and we had two in training; and now we have to restart again,” said Beaudoin.
The restaurant owner organized a coffee date on Monday morning with other owners in the area to talk about the pandemic and the way the government has handled the industry. She said it was a chance for everyone present to air their grievances.
“It was really a call to other owners to discuss our issues. When we’re with our employees we need to be strong, think of solutions, we can’t say that we’re discouraged, or upset,” said Beaudoin, adding that another coffee date is in the works for later this week.