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Maïs’ Summer Alleyway Pop-Up Closes This Week — And Other Shutters [Updated]

Including a St-Henri Chinese mainstay


Update (September 12): An earlier version of this article accidentally named William Cody as Parasol’s chef — it’s actually Jeff Downs. The closing date has also been updated to Monday September 18.

MILE END — The clock is ticking on Parasol, the summery wine bar, cocktail, and grill pop-up from the team behind Mile End taco spot Maïs. The restaurant (located in the alleyway behind Maïs) wraps up its second season this Monday, September 18. That means Thursday through Monday (the pop-up is closed Tuesday and Wednesday) are the final chances to get some of chef Jeff Downs’ charcoal-grilled seafood and more. Oh, they also have some nicely-designed t-shirts for sale, too.

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LITTLE ITALY — Mercado, the casual Mexican restaurant from chef Fabian Enriquez on St-Laurent has closed its doors just shy of a year after opening. The restaurant announced its closure on Facebook a few weeks back, but didn’t offer up any explanation.

ST-HENRI — Notre-Dame Street Chinese-plus-Thai restaurant and take-out Kam Wing is closed as of the beginning of September. On a Facebook group for the St-Henri community, city councillor Craig Sauvé noted that the building was recently purchased by real estate firm Shiller Lavy — that’s one possible explanation for the closure.

NDG — Breakfast ‘n’ pizza hub B&M is undergoing a few shuffles for its two NDG locations — its Somerled Avenue location is temporarily closed for renovations, and at the end of November, the Sherbrooke and Melrose location will close permanently, with all operations shifting over to the Somerled location (which should be open again by that stage).

CÔTE-DES-NEIGES — Chain Italian BYOB restaurant Portovino has reportedly closed its de la Jockeys location, near Namur metro station.

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