Monkland Avenue is about to lose an icon as St-Viateur Bagel will shut down its NDG location this spring.
After failing to negotiate a new lease with the bagel shop’s landlord, the Monkland location will close its doors. “Our last day is probably March 11,” a Monkland St-Viateur Bagel employee told Daily Hive. “We’ll try to make it back to NDG at some point.”
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St-Viateur Monkland opened 18 years ago in the heart of Monkland Village, NDG’s social hub. Though it’s popular for its doughy bagels, St-Viateur’s is a popular spot with the breakfast and lunch crowd due to its vast menu, tasty coffee and varied cocktails.
The Monkland location is one of the three expansion locations that stemmed from the original flagship bakery on St-Viateur in the Mile End, which opened in 1957.
There are two other spots on Mont-Royal Avenue and on Tecumseh Street in the West Island along with a bagel factory in Laval that supplies to grocery stores across Montreal.
According to the bakery, St-Viateur Monkland rolls out an estimated 12,000 bagels per day. You might be wise to nab one before the historic shop closes its doors for good.