Justin Trudeau’s Response to the Main Deli Closing in Montreal!

Main Deli Closing in Montreal
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Montreal’s Favorite Steakhouse -up the Main Deli Steakhouse is no more.  This famous steakhouse has put up a notice of permanent closure in front of the Building.

It appears that the steakhouse was a favorite spot for smoked meat for Justin Trudeau,  the Prime Minister of Canada. Reacting to the news,  the Prime Minister tweeted,

Ouch. Surprised at how much this hurts. An end to decades of The. Best. Smoked. Meat. In. Montreal.

Main Deli Closing in Montreal
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Continue to read to know why was the Main Deli Steakhouse Closed and how netizens are reacting.

The Main Deli Steakhouse

The Main Deli Steakhouse also popularly called Main Deli is one of the main attractions of Quebec. It is located in Montreal.

The Steakhouse was founded in 1974. The restaurant continued to serve the best-smoked meats for nearly five decades.

The steakhouse always had a rival steakhouse exactly opposite to it – Schwartz’s Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen.

Both restaurants were famous for smoked meat in Montreal style.

Main Deli was a favorite amongst the locals especially students from the university. The closure of the Deli came as a surprise to its patronages.

Main Deli Closing in Montreal
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Closure of Restaurant

The news of the permanent closure was unexpected by many. The news of the same was put up as a notice in front of the store.

The notice had a heartbreaking announcement of the permanent closure of the Main Deli and the notice began with the words “It is with regret that we inform”.

It indeed was regretful for all the Main Deli fans.

The notice went on to inform that the Deli has decided to close and the owners thanked all the loyal customers for their support over the years.

The Unpleasant Surprise

The customers who recently dined at the Main Deli as late as last week were taken by surprise as no such signs of closure were there.

The restaurant had served them with the same love and taste as ever before. The customers would surely have had another meal at their favorite Deli, had the news been out before.

Many customers are calling the permanent closure of the Main Deli a pleasant surprise. No one had a clue that Deli was in trouble.

Probable Cause

The Main Deli owners could not be found in the morning for an interview.

However, the speculations are a reduction in the profit levels from the restaurant.

However, loyal customers are still surprised how their favorite restaurant can run into losses. The employees of the Main Deli were aware of the closure only a week prior.

Another speculation is that the high wages of employees and inflation had run Main Deli aground about a year ago.

However,  the restaurant continued to run to keep up its legacy.

Main Deli Closing in Montreal
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Employees’ Reaction

The employees were also disheartened by the news of the closure. One of the employees was working in the Main Deli for almost 35 years and this news had shattered his life.

The closure of the Main Deli coincided with the birthday of the manager which is unfortunate for him.

The employees however did not voice any of the concern with immediate closure of the restaurant.

This is indicative that the plan for the closure of the Deli was taken after due deliberations.

Unfortunate Incident or Cause of Concern

The closure of the Main Deli is indeed an unfortunate incident.

But the cause of concern is the fact that it is the third Deli to close in the last 30 months.

Is it an indication of the fall of our economy or poor business management; tell us your views in the comments below.

Dithiesh is a travel enthusiast. He adores traveling and writing. He is a post graduate in communication. He loves research and sharing information with people. Canada is his favourite country due to its uniqueness and spectacular beauty.