St. Boniface Cora’s may have to move, manager says
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain wants big changes as lease expires in August
A popular restaurant in the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain may have to find a new spot to serve breakfast.
Cora’s has been dishing up breakfast and lunch at the St. Boniface location for the past nine years, but now, the centre’s management wants a restaurant that’s open at night and offers more service in French.
That means Cora’s may have to leave.
Tina Wood, the manager of the restaurant, said they are trying to meet the changing goals of the centre, but it’ll be tough.
“The whole reason they came to us was because the place that was in here, that was open at night, was not profitable. They had pressure to have something in here that could pay its bills,” said Wood.
Wood said Cora’s has always turned a profit and paid its rent at the location, but the restaurant’s lease is up in August.
“Everyone is up in arms, and they want to know who to phone, what to do, who to call, where to go,” said Wood. “We are just constantly, all day long, like, ‘Who do I talk to?’ because they are so upset.”
So Wood has started a petition to have Cora’s stay in the space. So far it has 5,500 signatures.
Wood said she hopes the restaurant and the centre’s management can work on a new mandate that will work for both of them.