The French will be able to enjoy again the pleasure of eating out at the restaurant or a drink in a bar. The restorers will be able to reopen their facilities on Tuesday 2 June, in the framework of phase 2 of the déconfinement. However, for the Île-de-France, classified " orange zone ", they will only be able to accommodate their customers in terrace.
A new, freshly-received among professionals. "There are 18 000 cafés, bars and restaurants in Paris, only 12 000 have a terrace ", stresses Franck Delvau, president of the Union des métiers et des industries de l'hotellerie (UMIH) Paris Île-de-France. "And, when they have terraces, some have only four tables on the edge of a sidewalk, they do not have the ability to expand to meet the distancing physical imposed [one meter between each table, editor's NOTE]. Economically, this is not viable. "
Zoom in the terrace on a simple declaration
To help the restaurant owners to restart their business in spite of these constraints, the city of Paris will propose to expand free of charge, their terraces on the public space for the summer. "We are currently working on a lightweight unit that will be operational on 2 June," promised, at a press conference, Olivia Polski, assistant manager of the shops.
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streets are closed to traffic
" Anything that can help us is well, greet Franck Delvau. But, in Paris, there are plenty of streets where it is not possible to enlarge the terraces. "For institutions faced with this difficulty, the city council is also considering closing some of the streets in the evening, so that they can install their customers. The first streets affected are expected to be announced by the mayor Anne Hidalgo in the weekend, others may be proposed by the borough mayors and groups of restaurateurs.
But, these measures help to restorers to be reconciled with the peace and quiet of residents, the closure of streets will be limited to a time range short, from 19 to about 22 hours, the time of the dinner. "It is not open flow of drinks until 1 in the morning ", leading Jean-Louis Missika, deputy to the urban planning. Franck Delvau admits : "there may be an outcry of local residents. They are asked to work together to help you get through this new crisis, which adds to the difficulties of strikes and yellow Vests. "