Hochelaga bring-your-own-wine spot La Tannerie has closed its doors for good after around two years of service.
Owner of former food truck P.A. & Gargantua Paul-André Piché opened the restaurant in early 2016, doing hearty bistronomique meals like a boudin scotch egg, takes on short ribs and more — and it garnered warm reviews for it. But as of last week, La Tannerie is gone: a Facebook post says the closure is “to make way for a magnificent new project”, but there’s no indication yet of what might be in the works.
Piché also opened grilled cheese counter Chez Gargantua in an adjacent space at the same time — it seems to be closed too, given a lack of social media updates, and a disconnected phone number.
In other closure news, Parc Avenue continues to be unable to hold down a barbecue restaurant — Mile End meat-smoker Place Western BBQ shut its doors permanently; an Eater tipster notes that the restaurant was typically very, very quiet. It follows in the footsteps of Bofinger, which met a similar fate in a location right nearby a year or so before. (In fact, most new American-style barbecue places have struggled to get any foothold in the city: see NDG’s defunct Prime BBQ Cie. as well).