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What's on in Monaco 27 Aug-2 Sep 2020

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Aug 27th Newsletter

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. (1)

What's new

If you haven't already heard, the big news this week is that restaurants Cipriani and Sass Cafe have had to close.

Cipriani shut its doors on Tuesday after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19. Owner Flavio Briatore has been in Italy recently, grumbling about that country's crack down on nightclubs, then 60 staff at his Billionaire Club in Sardinia tested positive, and now Briatore himself is in hospital with the virus. As of writing his other Monaco establishments remain open: Odeon Cafe (at the eponymous tower), Twiga Crazy Fish, and the newly opened Crazy Pizza (see 30 July 2020 newsletter).

Unlike many Monaco restaurants, Sass remained closed in June (see 4 June 2020 newsletter), telling Nice Matin that new health measures didn't fit with its "concept". Walking past the place last week you could see the tables took up a vast length of the pavement, no doubt to find space for the 250 covers reported in Nice Matin this week. A first member of staff tested positive on Tuesday 18 August, but it was only on Saturday 22 August, after another four cases were confirmed, that they closed.

Several upcoming events at Grimaldi Forum have been postponed. The venue hoped to attract business travellers next month but One to One E-Commerce and Datacloud have both been postponed, and Fund Forum is to be held online. Ever Monaco is still going ahead.

In more uplifting news the Jeune Chambre Economique's business competition (Concours de Creation d'Entreprise) is celebrating its 25th year. A total of 66,000 euros prize money will be shared between three winners, who must be aged 18 to 40 and based in Monaco. If you want to enter you'll have to hurry tho', as the deadline is Monday 31 August.

And finally good news for library lovers. You can now use the Louis Notari reading room to work and consult documents. Check the Mediatheque website for opening hours. Physical distancing applies, so space may be limited. Enjoy!

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Felix & his Korg MS20.
Friday: French theatre.
Saturday: Last chance for Eugene Frey.
Sunday: Organ festival concert.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

(1) This week's quote is the title of a poem by American poet, Eugene Field, born this day 1850.

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