MTL Cuisine's Jorge da Silva Jr. reports that the makeover of Racines will open sometime in November.
ICYMI: Racines shut down in August after nine months. Nolana, a pizzeria and wine bar, will soon occupy the tony space at 444 McGill.
The MTL Cuisine principal told Eater Montreal last month that "this project is no longer affiliated with my team at Venti. I have decided to team up with my longtime friend and designer, Agostino De Riggi from ADR Design. It's our first business project together. The design of Racines will mostly remain the same with just a few modifications to make it a more modern pizzeria."
ADR Design is the firm behind MTL Cuisine projects like Les 400 Coups, Helena as well as Venti and Racines.
As for the all-important question - wood-fired or electric - da Silva Jr. admits "we've been debating about that for over a month."
"We're looking at our options at the moment. It's not a question of budget but more a question of space. We hope to decide that within the next few weeks."