End of an Era for L’Gros Luxe Végé due to Complaining Neighbours
Restaurant – The famous restaurant L’Gros Luxe Végé, situated in a residential area of the Plateau Mont-Royal, has officially closed down last Saturday. The owner was receiving many complaints from residents of the area about the level of noise and rowdiness coming from the restaurant and the clients. Exasperated by the on-going demands to shut down, the owner Alexandre Bastide finally gave in. Bastide admits that the “tolerance limit in Montreal is very small and the residents have a lot of power”, he claims the he will never open a restaurant in a residential area again, only on main streets from now on.
Neighbours from the area were already complaining when Alexandre Bastide first opened his vegetarian restaurant on Saint-André street in 2014. For some, the music was too loud as well as the noise from the air-conditioning equipment, others complained about the gathering of people in front of the restaurant and the slamming of doors. The accumulation of complaints and the strict rules on restaurants in residential neighbourhoods, finally lead to a forced closure of a beloved eatery. Tell us what you think about restrictions on restaurants and bars in residential areas on social media by using the #MTLtimes, we would love to hear what you have to say.