Molson Coors is looking to build a new brewery in Longueuil.
In an announcement made by the company today, Molson said it has submitted an offer to purchase land in Longueuil located in the Saint-Hubert borough. The company is also in talks with the City of Montreal to create a historic legacy site at its original location on Notre-Dame Street.
Molson began scouting a site for its new location back in 2015. The company says it was important for it to stay in the Greater Montreal Area.
“As North America’s oldest brewer, our roots will always be in Montreal. Our 230-year history is a great source of pride for our company and our employees. All of us at Molson Coors are incredibly excited about this iconic investment in both our past and our future,” said Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, in a statement.
Landtmeters went on to say that the Notre-Dame Street location is no longer suitable for the brewery’s modernization of equipment and processes.
“Our intention is to build a modern high-performance brewery fit for Canada while relying on the world-class talent and expertise found here at home in Quebec,” he said.