Some of Our members will feel some nostalgia ,for this story,.Murray's Restaurant is closing for good........ (even my Mom worked there a long time ago,) Oh Well time march's on,perhaps it can be replaced by a nice McDumpy's or something equally as tasteful(or tasteless)
........maybe they can tear it down & make something usefull out of it..............lol
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MONTREAL - Although many had been hoping for a comeback, it appears the city’s last Murray’s Restaurant, in Town of Mount Royal, will not reopen.
Facing bankruptcy, owners of the landmark restaurant in the Lucerne Shopping Mall have applied to a Quebec court for creditor protection.
Among the creditors are TD Canada Trust and First Capital Realty, the corporation that owns the strip mall where the restaurant is located.
“There will be no reopening of Murray’s,” said Mike Ouellette, a Montreal accountant representing Mounir Yassa and his wife, Alice, the restaurant’s owners since in 2007.
Since the restaurant closed at the end of July, Ouellette said, there has been interest from two potential buyers.
But, he added,“it didn’t work out.”
“It’s very unfortunate,” said Louis Voizard, a vice-president with First Capital Realty, one of the restaurant's creditors.
“It was a popular restaurant for many years."
Voizard said the restaurant owes First Capital $36,141 for “rent-related items.”
TD Canada Trust, a second creditor, is owed $211,422, according to court documents.
This summer, Mounir Yassa said, he was well aware of the restaurant’s storied past and, for that reason, he had tried to keep it afloat.
But it was a losing venture that was costing him between $8,000 and $12,000 a month, he said.
After the Murray's restaurant on Sherbrooke St. W. in Westmount closed in 1999, the Murray's eatery in T.M.R. became the last one standing in the city.
The chain, which got its start in the 1920s, once served diners in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
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