Magnan's serving up 75 years of memories
CATHERINE SOLYOM, The GazettePublished: Sunday, March 18, 2007
When Magnan's tavern first opened in 1932, the world was in the midst of the Great Depression.
One-quarter of Montrealers were lining up at soup kitchens, the factories along the Lachine Canal were languishing and prohibition in neighbouring Verdun meant workers couldn't even drown their sorrows in a pint of beer.
But in Point St. Charles, Armand Magnan - himself newly unemployed - decided to open a tavern anyway, catering to the workers with homespun meals cooked by his wife, Marie-Ange.
I guess the rest is history!!!!!!!!!!