St-Viateur Bagel To Close Its NDG Location This Winter
Source Montreal Eater
Iconic bagel bakery St-Viateur Bagel is set to close its Monkland Avenue location later this winter.
According to the Montreal Gazette, St-Viateur was unable
to renegotiate its lease with real estate company Développement Métro
Montreal Corporation, the owners of the NDG building housing the
St-Viateur Bagel & Café.
The location, in the Monkland Village, has been open for
some 18 years. After its expected closure in March, there will be four
locations of the famed 51-year-old bagelry open to the public: the
original Mile End location on St-Viateur Street, its smaller support
bakery a couple of blocks along, the similar St-Viateur Bagel & Café
on Mont-Royal Avenue, and its newest location, another café in
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, in the West Island.
The bakery also has a production facility in Laval that makes bagels specifically to supply grocery stores.
St-Viateur co-owner Nick Morena indicated to the Gazette
that they'd like to find an alternate location in NDG, although there's
no timeline for that yet.
The company that owns St-Viateur's Monkland building seems to primarily deal with more corporate tenants: on its website,
it bills a number of chains as its "anchor stores", including
Jean-Coutu, Pharmaprix, Subway, grocery store Metro, the SAQ, and
Couche-Tard. Is St-Viateur being pushed out to make way for one of
those? Well, there's no word on that, but it certainly seems like a