One of the more notable closures of 2018 might be getting reversed in the near future, with signs that Big in Japan (the restaurant, not the bar) is planning to reopen.
Le Journal de Montréal has acquired a photo of a sign on the door stating “de retour dans quelques jours” (back in a few days) on the restaurant’s St-Laurent premises.
If the reopening is for real, it would be quite the about-turn for the restaurant — late in 2018, it closed for what was initially meant to be a short-term period. That closure became permanent sometime around November, with the restaurant’s social media presence being deleted, and its phone disconnected. (The neighbouring banh mi store, Banh Mi Queen, also owned by Andre Nguyen of Big in Japan, closed around the same time.)
Despite the signs of reopening, the restaurant’s social media is still non-existent — but this wouldn’t be the first time that Nguyen and team have staged comeback. Maison June Rose, a Chinese restaurant that the group ran on Pins back in 2014 closed for a full year before returning to business.
- Excellente nouvelle pour les amateurs du restaurant Big in Japan! [Le Journal de Montréal]
- It Looks Like Big in Japan’s Restaurant Has Closed For Good [EMTL]