In 2018, the SDBSL created a project to commemorate three businesses celebrating their anniversaries. These businesses passed on from generation to generation help make up the DNA of the boulevard. This three-part series dives behind the scenes of Schwartz’s Deli, Schreter clothing and footwear and H. Fisher & Sons Ltd. It takes a closer look at the secret to running a successful small business and the hard work and perseverance that goes into day-to day life as an owner/operator.
Both Schwartz’s and Schreter celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2018, while H. Fisher & Sons notably turned 100 years old. The Story behind H. Fisher & Sons told by Mrs. Fisher herself was so popular the video generated a reach of over 50 000 and was shared by 250 people including Valerie Plante, the mayor of Montreal.
St-Laurent Boulevard is very proud to present a portrait of these companies that, over time, have become true institutions.