POINTE-CLAIRE — Bistro Pointe-Claire, the restaurant co-owned by CHOM’s morning radio man Terry DiMonte, has checked out of Pointe-Claire Village. As one of the most notable West Island restaurants, it’s a loss, and a farewell note on social media notes that it closed “not because of a lack of success but because of changing business chapters in [co-owner] Kevin’s life”. When it opened in heritage building Maison Mitchell in 2015, a group of partners invested a fairly major $1.5 million into the 80-seater.
MILE END — Bernard Street seafood restaurant Le Pier 66 has closed its doors for good, a few months after co-owner Pierre Jean tragically died aged 53. The restaurant opened in early 2016 in the former Anabel space, and transformed what is a relatively narrow nook into a marvellous tiled space. It’s unclear if the closure is connected to the death in late October, but in any case, the remaining owners posted a sad farewell to Facebook announcing that the final service was this past Saturday (March 3).
DOWNTOWN — The fairly brutal ongoing roadwork on Bishop Street has claimed another restaurant’s scalp — first was Le Gourmet Burger, now Mexican restaurant Mesa 14 has closed down. There was no announcement, but the place is dark and the phone, disconnected.
LITTLE ITALY — Syrian counter spot Sham on the corner of Mozart and Casgrain (right near the Jean-Talon Market) appears to be gone for good — it closed over the holiday period and never reopened, despite signs suggesting otherwise. It lasted all of a few months.
PLATEAU — Mont-Royal Avenue crêperie Pause et Vous is listed by Google as permanently closed — while Eater hasn’t independently confirmed this, the red Google closure stamp has been very accurate in the past.
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