Frunchroom, the "Italian Fusion Resto-Bar" that gave Downtown Montreal a menu of Chicago-ish pizzas and pastas in late 2013, is no more. Principal Mohamad Turkieh told Eater in August that the business was in a cash crunch.
We will reopen soon. It's about partnerships. Within one week, we'll have an announcement. We have a cashflow problem. We had a big difficulty with staff and sales were not good. We opened in a dead season. We had delays with construction and were supposed to open in October but opened in December. January, February and March were dead. That was a big challenge. So we're restructuring with new partners and hope to open soon.
Frunchroom will indeed open soon but as Vicolo, a "restaurant and bar." Few details have emerged about the concept change but management is on a mission to hire cooks, bussers, servers and a "Marketing and PR Executive to manage the new venue."