Waldman's Fish was another Mtl institution, just off the Main in the southwestern Plateau. Most of the fishmongers were experienced Portuguese men of a certain age, and by the 1970s Portuguese people formed the majority of the customers. Waldman was also sold, and the new management sacked or locked-out the fishmen. The Portuguese community stayed away in droves, and while Waldman's continues to limp along, the business has never recovered.
Edited to add: the new Waldman's management added insult to injury by cheating the staff out of their pensions, to which the workers had contributed for decades in most cases. The new owner did a fake closing, selling the business to his wife or some other relative, and re-opening as a numbered company. There is a special place in hell for such types.
They were interviewing a woman whose elderly dad still works as a cook at Laurier BBQ. He can't really afford to retire and doesn't want to, but will have no choice. This is in particular an attack on older workers. A lot of these trendified places only hire pretty young girls and boys, not all of them skilled (though of course there are good young waitstaffers too). I just hate that stuff.
Actually, the food and décor have become a bit stale and new management with new ideas were welcomed by many, but that is no reason to dispose of workers like chipped porcelain.