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How dow you open a restaurant after a free-for-all, plate-throwing, chair-flinging, table-flipping, lazy-suzan-spinning, all-out brawl? [moved from Quebec board]

A post suggesting that Chinatown's New Dynasty was going to close was in the Restaurant Closings 2012. It had a link showing a bar-room brawl at the restaurant.

It was of course deleted.

The story is here


Although it was "perhaps" off-topic for that thread, I think it is of interest to this board.

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    1. re: Veggo

      Yeah, but that was outside, not inside.

    2. I can't even imagine being there when that erupted. I would hve been out a door, back one if I couldn't get to the front door!!

      1. I've eaten in that restaurant and judging by the quality of the food... It was just a matter of time and perfect venue.

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        1. re: Duppie

          You've eaten at the New Dynasty in Montreal?

          1. re: porker

            Yep,friends took us there claiming it had the best salt and pepper shrimp and double fried pork chop around. The only thing edible was the weak winter melon soup and that was a stretch.

        2. in my experience, homicide and forensics will wrap things up overnight. the main problem is that many restaurant owners don't have "sunshine cleaning"-type services on speed dial. as to damages from a brawl, if one is lucky, the perpetrators will immediately pay damages in order to avoid going to court. if one is unlucky, there is insurance, followed by going to court.

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          1. re: soupkitten

            Its not quite the land of litigation. According to the article, the brawl was on private property, and no one, including the owners, participants, and injured, are pressing charges. I'm just saying.

            1. re: porker

              sorry, i should have looked at the article you linked before posting. twenty large is hella damage from a brawl! still, one would think insurance would compensate some. not sure about canadian legality but in u.s. there has to be some insurance policy measures, particularly for establishments that serve alcohol.

              1. re: soupkitten

                The restaurant owner appears to have elected not to file charges, for whatever reason, and consequently an insurance company would not likely pay a claim because the owner is deliberately thwarting the ability to subrogate against the perpetrators.

          2. Everybody was kung food-fighting!

            But, seriously, as someone who spent some time in a major Navy town, you just clean that up and reopen unless it's a murder scene or something.

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            1. re: AsperGirl

              lol... I was thinking "Everybody was Kung Pao Fighting.

            2. I fail to see why this isolated incident is of interest to anybody. They closed off part of dining room for repairs and if he closed the whole restaurant he would have to add in wages for workers and lose some income. Might be cheaper to do the repairs rather than go the legal route. Someone could have pulled out a knife, someone could have been hurt seriously from thrown chairs, someone did have face cut by dish thrown-- I do not understand why we need to solicit comments on this shameful incident!!! . And why we need to have this example of hooliganism on this board is beyond me. It just solicits comments from people who were not there and are ready to joke or fuel inappropriate or even outlandish comments. Back to food please....thats my opinion!

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                1. re: BarackHObama

                  exactly my point, how fun it is to watch property destroyed + people injured and scared for their safety, luckily some had the sense to leave.

                    1. re: mangoannie

                      So, dinner *and* a show. What a deal.

                2. "a group of people was eating at the restaurant. "

                  That there is a crime ;)