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Apr 3, 2014 07:04 AM

Jean-Talon Market & area 2014

Big renovations coming soon at the market, SAQ will move in a bigger space:

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  1. Will they close the nearby SAQ on St-Laurent ?

    1. Thanks for the news, Glaff. Especially if the SAQ is towards the western edge of the market, and a bit south of the current Jean-Talon location, I don't see how they can justify keeping the current Petite-Italie location, as they are less than five minutes' walk apart (even with groceries) even now.

      The SAQ at the market gets long queues on weekends, and there is no room to wait comfortably, or to put in more cash registers. I prefer to shop at Petite-Italie for that reason, unless I go to Beaubien. It is a tiny bit closer to my place than those other two are, but I really can't complain...

      If the SAQ moves, perhaps Fromagerie Hamel will expand once more as well.

      By the way, the Jean-Talon métro station is getting an elevator, set to open this autumn.

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      1. re: lagatta

        Good to hear that there will be an elevator. It means I won't have to go by car anymore when I am buying big quantities of tomatoes to preserve. Yay for accessibility!

        1. re: hala

          Yes, it will be great for a lot of people, not only disabled and elderly, but also families with strollers and shoppers with ... granny carts!

      2. Nothing to do with the major renovation, but I passed by there today, and there was a team of builders renovating La Boucherie du marché. Putting in the inside walls.

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        1. re: lagatta

          Wonder if Frites Alors is going to be back too...

          1. re: Glaff

            I believe Frites Alors has not been there for a couple of summers as they opened a location nearby, even before the fire.

            1. re: JerkPork

              It's a shame, I liked getting some fries there in the summer.

              (but maybe good for my belly).

          2. re: lagatta

            I have to say, they are taking their SWEEEEEET TIME.

            Must have been insurance or other issues, as this could/should have been back up within a few months...

            Looking forward to seeing how it compares to the prior incarnation.



          3. Here is more on the plan from the local shopping newspaper:

            Note that an information session is planned presenting details of the project on 29 April, from 5 to 7pm, at the main building, 7070, avenue Henri-Julien (second floor).

            1. From Sophie Suraniti on Twitter:
              «Un 2e kiosque pour coureur des bois François Brouillard au marché Jean Talon à partir de mai Pour tout le beau stock #LesJardinsSauvages !»