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Arahova Laval Closes to Make Way for New Souvlaki Digs

A staple since 1993.

Laval's white castle
Laval's white castle

The signal souvlaki shop that is Arahova Laval is about to close after well over two decades on Saint-Martin Ouest. The tzatziki titan will open a brand new restaurant, two minutes away, on June 17. Here's the official statement:

Nicknamed the white castle, Laval’s most iconic eatery, Arahova souvlaki, is set to begin a new chapter in its history as the restaurant moves to a new location with a grand opening set for June 17, just a few blocks down the road at 1357 Curé-Labelle.

Speaking about the move, Christos Kalogrias, founder of Arahova, said "we are devoted to offering only the freshest and best ingredients to our customers and in order for us to continue to do this, it only made sense to equip ourselves with the best tools in a new environment." Kalogrias also said " at the same time, we felt that it was time to provide our customers with a new dining experience while maintaining our traditions."

Kalogrias added… "after all, since 1971, we’ve been serving Greek food, fresh… without preservatives, artificial flavours or food colourings… and that’s been the key to our continued success."

It should be noted that the new location is part of a complex bringing together the famed eatery with Arahova’s central kitchen, which offers Mediterranean specialties to restaurants and grocery stores throughout North America.

The original location is slated for commercial redevelopment with demolition to begin shortly.

Arahova Laval, which split from the original Arahova in Mile End in 1994 after philosophical differences, operates three other restaurants in LaSalle, Old Montreal, and Brossard.