Another business on Saint-Henri's Notre-Dame Ouest artery has fallen prey to criminals. Tacos Victor suffered a break-in on New Year's Day. Thieves made off with the new restaurant's cash register, the CBC reported. Owner Victor Soto told Eater yesterday that besides the stolen money, the inside of the taqueria was damaged. "We're fixing it now, and will continue working."
Tacos Victor was not the only business in the area to get hit over the holidays. The vandalism weary Campanelli had a brush with "local artists" just before Christmas. Owner Tony Campanelli once told Eater that he sets aside "a minimum of $3,000 a year for vandalism." Sud-Ouest mayor Benoit Dorais has acknowledged the gentrifying borough's problems in the past, and informed Le Journal de Montréal last April that more than 50% of Saint-Henri residents live below the poverty line. “So yes, there are people who find the arrival of wealthier people difficult to handle,” Dorais told a reporter. Meanwhile, Tacos Victor is open this week, and Victor Soto in good spirits after his ordeal.