Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The La Presse article says that Ben's was demolished last weekend. Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Ed Sullivan, Betty Middler, Jack Benny and Liberace are some of the celebrities who patronized the restaurant and who's photos were on the walls. It was founded 100 years ago, by the Letton Ben Kravitz at the intersection of Metcalfe and De Maisonneuve West. The McCord Museum recuperated the hundreds of photos by the stars, tables, menus, plates and even a smoked meat cutting machine. Employees of the museum took photographs in order to organise an exibition in hommage to this symbol of MontrÃ©al.