Popular microbrewery Dieu du Ciel could be doubling the size of its Laurier Avenue brewpub in future.
The brewery has submitted an application to the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough seeking to expand — it’s hoping to take over the old space of locksmith Par Le Trou de la Serrure, located at 21 Laurier West. (The locksmith moved across the street.)
This expansion isn’t a done deal: while Dieu du Ciel is certainly eligible to (potentially) expand, its application will go to a public consultation next week, and is still subject to approval by the borough.
But beer aficionados should hope that it goes through: open for 22 years on Laurier, Dieu du Ciel’s bar is frequently pretty darn crowded, particularly around the 5 à 7 hours (and even on “quieter” days like Mondays or Tuesdays). While the space at the corner of Clark Street is not tiny, a sizable portion of it is dedicated to brewing equipment, and isn’t open to the public. So, an expansion into the neighbouring storefront would give some much-needed breathing room.
Of course, there is the possibility that the extra space will be used to make room for more brewing — however, this seems less likely, given that Dieu du Ciel already has some less-squishy premises in St-Jérôme that would likely be better cut out for any extra beer-making.
Dieu du Ciel’s specific plans for the space (including its capacity) haven’t yet been made public, but Eater has reached out to ask for further details.
Meanwhile, the public consultation on the expansion takes place next Tuesday (February 25) at 6 p.m. at the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough offices at 201 Laurier East, just down the street from Dieu du Ciel.
- Assemblée Publique de Consultation (Dieu du Ciel) [Le Plateau-Mont-Royal]