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  • 3711

    3711

    Boulevard Saint-Laurent

    This address is located close to des Pins Avenue and already comes fully equipped for a restaurant. It’s a perfect opportunity to open up a cozy restaurant–and it’s worth considering staying open late during the weekend because of all the bars and clubs in the area. Furthermore, there are many murals all around, which attracts [...]

  • 3680

    3680

    Boulevard Saint-Laurent

    This local has an elongated shape and offers a big window where you can feature your products. Located close to Prince-Arthur Street, the foot traffic in the area is very high and many popular shops like 1861 are located nearby, which brings in a lot of clientele. The large basement is great for storage, which [...]

  • 3547 (1st Floor)

    3547 (1st Floor)

    Boulevard Saint-Laurent

    This local is situated south of Prince-Arthur Street and next to a big parking lot. It is also the main zone of the MURAL Festival during the month of June when the street is closed to traffic. Concerts and other artistic and musical activities take place here creating lots of foot traffic in the area. [...]

  • 4289

    4289

    Boulevard Saint-Laurent

    This small local is the perfect place for a specialized boutique or a business offering services requiring less selling floor. Located a little bit to the south of Marie-Anne Street and close to park of Portugal, this address is in the peaceful (which doesn’t mean less busy) part of the Main. The Azores hardware store [...]

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  • THE IMPACT OF THE MURAL FESTIVAL

    THE IMPACT OF THE MURAL FESTIVAL

    L’été sur le boulevard est une saison extraordinaire! Il y a des terrasses partout et tout le monde sort profiter du beau temps. Mais c’est encore mieux pendant le Festival MURAL! Le boulevard est fermé à la circulation automobile entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal pendant 11 jours (du jeudi du Grand Prix au dimanche de la semaine suivante)! De jour comme de soir, la rue est remplie de gens; certains viennent admirer les œuvres géantes, d’autres profitent d’aubaines et d’autres encore passent du bon temps sur une des (encore plus) nombreuses terrasses. L’édition 2015 du Festival MURAL – la troisième – a attiré plus de 1 150 000 visiteurs sur le site pendant les 11 jours. Ça en fait du monde qui découvre ou redécouvre des entreprises du boulevard Saint-Laurent. À la SDBSL, nous croyons beaucoup en ce festival et en la visibilité qu’il procure à nos membres. En fait, les chiffres parlent d’eux-mêmes. En plus de l’achalandage sur le site, la visibilité médiatique n’est pas négligeable. Ce sont plus de 200 publications (radio, télé, presse et blogue), dans une douzaine de pays qui ont rejoint un auditoire global de 161 000 000 personnes! C’est un impact beaucoup plus grand que celui qu’aurait une fermeture de rue traditionnelle. L’impact du Festival MURAL n’est pas la seule raison pour laquelle il est profitable d’ouvrir une entreprise sur le boulevard Saint-Laurent, mais devrait suffire à vous convaincre.

  • PORTRAITS OF THE MAIN: BAGEL ETC.

    PORTRAITS OF THE MAIN: BAGEL ETC.

    This well-known breakfast restaurant on the Main is not only always full, but the owners are in the process of opening a second restaurant (with a totally different concept) on the boulevard!

    We met with Simon Rosson, one of two co-owners, to tell us about Bagel Etc’s history and about his new upcoming restaurant.

    Bagel Etc. is what can be considered as an institution on the Main. Open since 1983, when the Solomon couple purchased the old Cookie’s (on the right-hand side of the current local) and the antique shop (on the left side), this restaurant has served more breakfast meals than is possible to count.

    Simon has a long love story with this property. The fact that he lives just upstairs helps of course, but he became co-owner in 2012, after having worked there for almost 10 years. And before that, he was one of the regulars. Today, it’s he who tells us with a smile that most of their customers come to Bagel Etc. 2 to 3 times a week! Many of their biggest fans come from New York or Ontario and eat here every day during their stay! Of course, it’s not possible to speak about Bagel Etc.’s customers without mentioning Leonard Cohen, whose residence is practically on the opposite side, on St-Dominique. He’s not often in Montreal, but when he is, a good coffee awaits him every morning at Bagel Etc.

    The success of Bagel does not seem to be over, but that’s not stopping the owners (and particularly their cook, Rick) from embarking in a new project: the opening of the restaurant Pompette!

    Also on the Main (between Duluth and Rachel), this resto-bar will be oriented towards tapas and drinks – and everything will be homemade! The partners picked this location because of the sense of community that exists amongst the Main’s entrepreneurs. They also knew the owner of the building because – you guessed it – he frequently eats at Bagel Etc.!

    What this new place has to offer is quite different from Bagel, which will only increase the diversity already found on the boulevard! You can expect an opening in spring 2016...!

  • PORTRAITS OF THE MAIN: SYMETRIS

    PORTRAITS OF THE MAIN: SYMETRIS

    Symetris is an original web development company; to be convinced, simply visit their virtual guided tour and have a good laugh!

    This company is a perfect example of success on the boulevard so we contacted Julie-Arsène Talbot, Business Development Consultant, for her to talk to us a bit about Symetris and to tell us what she and her colleagues love about the Main.

    Symetris celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2014, barely a year after moving from their offices on Mont-Royal which became too small for their growing team.

    It’s actually their president, Brad, who shared his love for the Plateau with his team. Julie-Arsène said that “when came the time to move to a bigger space, the Main was an obvious choice: good visibility, close to the city center while having a creative vibe and a nice diversity in terms of restaurants and shops. And of course, great coffee!”

    In addition, when we asked Julie-Arsène to describe the boulevard in one word, she immediately said “Creativity”! It is of course thanks to passionate people, such as the Symetris team, that the boulevard has become a creativity hub.

    The Main being central, the Symetris employees get to work either by public transportation, by foot, or even by bike for the sportier ones.

    The life and atmosphere on the Main are among the things that the Symetris team loves the most. One Thursday per month, they get together to discover a new place where to have a drink. Their most recent outing was at North Star Machine à Piastres!

    Finally, we tried to find out whether the team preferred Portuguese chicken or smoked meat. Here’s the verdict: “Portuguese chicken, Brad is of Portuguese descent, and natas are always a popular desert at Symetris!” Of course, no matter your preference, you’ll always find something to your liking on the Main!