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Jan 3, 2013 11:29 AM

Restaurant Closings in 2013

Mr. Steer will temporarily be closing next week. The next 1.5 months will be used to renovate the place.

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  1. Ettingers Deli in Lasalle seems to be closed, passed by in front last night around 6pm no lights and a big for sale sign on the building

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    1. re: westaust

      According to their FB page it seems that it has been closed since mid Nov. No comments from the owners but based on the posted comments I'm gathering that they are moving.

      1. re: JerkPork

        I think they could do well in NDG/CSL. Lasalle was a terrible location for that kind of food.

        1. re: C70

          i associate shitty chenoys style deli with lasalle/west island/brossard/chomedy

          1. re: catroast

            I don't disagree with that, but I'd put lasalle at the bottom of any location list. 10x30 brossard probably would even have done better.

            shitty or not, if you want to attract a deli-oriented, money-spending crowd, you are better off in the ndg/csl area... even queen mary (although that strip is a restautant graveyard)

            at the end, product is everything. we shall see

            1. re: C70

              The food offered was fantastic. No preservatives in the meat.

              1. re: jaco44

                How do you make smoked meat without preservatives?

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  You don't... Unless you want grey smoke meat. But you know that already.

      2. re: westaust

        Yes it is closed and they are looking for a better location.

        1. re: jaco44

          Lasalle is viable, but that location was beyond horrible.

      3. It's all over the interwebs. There's been a fire at Romados. No news yet on what the damage is and when they'll re-open. Hopefully we'll soon have some official news.

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        1. re: SnackHappy

          I guess this Manny Machado on Twitter is part of the family that runs Romados and he was tweeting last night that damage was limited to the basement and they will be back and operating asap.

        2. L'Emporte-piece on Gilford is closed and something else opening soon in the space. There is artsy promotional writing over the windows...

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          1. re: unlaced

            I know the people from La QV (wine import agency) are involved in the project.

            1. re: Maximilien

              I know someone from Pullman is involved. She told me about it a few months ago when I was there. They're gonna do breakfast/lunch and a few dinner events if I remember correctly.

            2. re: unlaced

              That's too bad, it was good the few times i went!

              1. re: unlaced

                Yes, just noticed this. The windows are covered in quotes about the importance of family, whatever that indicates.

                1. re: unlaced

                  The owner on Twitter said he sold it to someone who will keep the same concept. Sold it to focus on Smoking Valley.

                2. According to a tweet by Lesley Chesterman,Restaurant Le Hangar closed for good!

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                  1. re: westaust

                    That's disappointing - I liked the space and the food during my only visit, but I can't say I'm surprised. It never looked very busy.

                    1. re: Fintastic

                      Apparently their official statement is that they're closing because of all the roadwork and the work that's coming with the Bonaventure revamp, the new bus corridor, and watermain work. They say they're not ruling out reopening in the area but they're focusing on other businesses now.

                      1. re: chilipepper

                        The area where the restaurant was could have been a lot better. It was instead hard to access, closed-off and choked with construction. I think that probably did it in.

                  2. I walked by Em & Seb on Monkland this morning and there is a bankruptcy notice taped on the door.