West Island’s Chenoy’s Deli is on the move
MONTREAL — Chenoy’s Deli in D.D.O. has been serving up smoked meat sandwiches for decades. So when a “For Sale” sign went up in front of the restaurant Wednesday afternoon, many West Islanders thought the worst.
As it turns out, the deli is not going away; it’s simply looking for a new home.
“They’re going to sell the property and most probably relocate the business in a small building with a lot less cost,” explained real estate agent Nicolas Tétrault.
Exactly where it will relocate to isn’t yet certain, but it will likely stay within the West Island community.
The owners weren’t available for comment, but Tétrault said that ever-increasing taxes are making it difficult for many businesses, including Chenoy’s to stay open.
In the West Island, it isn’t the only restaurant facing tough times.
Last month, Le Bifthèque on Côte-de-Liesse Rd. closed due to bankruptcy.
A drive along the West Island’s main arteries turns up a number of commercial spaces left empty.
“In some cases, it’s bad management,” said Joseph Huza, executive director of the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce.
“In other cases, it’s just global economy.”
“Companies are facing the global stage, and they have world-wide economy competition.”
Luckily for Chenoy’s and its many loyal customers, it hasn’t pushed the deli out of business.
On our Global Montreal Facebook page, many left comments with fond memories of the landmark restaurant.
But the way it’s looking, many memories — and many smoked meat sandwiches — are still to be made.
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