UPDATE (June 14) — There’s one more closure to report this week, added below.
ST-HENRI — Just short of five years in business, Notre-Dame West dinner and brunch spot EVOO has closed permanently. There was no reason given, but owners Peter Saunders, Sophie Ouellet, and Claudie Harvey (who met while working at long-gone Old Montreal restaurant DNA) did write a sign-off note on Facebook, and gave some notice of the closure in advance.
DOWNTOWN — Montreal’s Irish pub options shrank over the weekend, as Bishop Street mainstay Fiddler’s Green shut its doors. In a Facebook post not long ago, the owner declared it was time to retire, and the pub’s final night was Sunday. There’s definitely plenty more Irish pubs in the vicinity, but Fiddler’s Green was a favourite for many students in the area, for both its live music and affordable pints — it had plenty more soul than some of the more corporate offerings around.
CENTRE-SUD — Homey Ontario East co-op café Touski is at risk of getting evicted. The eatery has been in its building for 15 years but has launched a campaign to save the co-op after its building was sold, according to a Facebook event dedicated to saving the co-op. There’s no word on who purchased it, and a search through the city’s property owner files still shows the name of the previous owner, but given the tone of Touski’s campaign it would appear there’s some worry that a developer may be taking over the building. They’re holding a meeting to discuss their campaign on Wednesday, June 21 from 5 p.m. — all the details are in the Facebook event “Touski Persiste” (in French only).
PLATEAU — An Eater tipster reports that Plateau Cambodian restaurant La Petite Mangue has shut down its Mont-Royal Avenue location. It’s one of few place to have repped the cuisine in the city, although serendipitously, a promising new Cambodian restaurant is going to open soon, albeit on the other side of town. Fortunately, the restaurant hasn’t totally vanished — they’re still running a restaurant and catering operation in Laval (although some menu items, like General Tao chicken are perhaps not wholly Cambodian).