Cafe owners no fans of Grand Final public holiday

Original article by Lucille Keen
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 9 : 5-Oct-15

Port Melbourne cafe Noisette had lower patronage during the AFL Grand Final long weekend, and owner Stephane Bordes says he may have to impose a customer surcharge to cover the high wages costs on public holidays. Bordes says patronage was low during the morning of the Grand Final Eve public holiday, but picked up in the afternoon. Vanilla Lounge in Oakleigh does not impose a surcharge, but owner Helen Spanos says the cafe only just breaks even on public holidays.

CORPORATES
NOISETTE, VANILLA LOUNGE, AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE, VICTORIA. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, VICTORIA. DEPT OF STATE DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, RESTAURANT AND CATERING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED

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