Remember the 600-seat restaurant that occupied Eaton Centre's 9th floor for almost 70 years? Well, it's about to reopen!
To take you down memory lane, this unique, elegant and significant space marked Montreal's Eaton Centre for 68 years from 1931 to 1999. Before closing, it served as one of Montreal's chicest and most spacious places to eat, offering unique architercture and modern-day style.
A year after closing, this restaurant was marked as a heritage landmark. “The art deco of the ninth floor is quite unique, it’s an outstanding piece and it’s great that it once again will be alive,” said Dinu Bumbaru, a spokesperson from Heritage Montreal.
The reconstruction will be done in collaboration with EVOQ Architecture, a group who's specialty is heritage conservation, in order to assure preservation of the space and design.
The original design of the restaurant was inspired by some of the great ocean liners and naval forms, giving way to the restaurant's previous design concept, 'streamline moderne'. The team of EVOQ Architecture plans to keep it that way. “We wanted to make sure that what’s going to happen is right for the place and that Montreal will find the ninth floor in its new life but really recognize it,” said Georges Drolet, head architect of the project.
Stay tuned Montreal, this redesigned space should be open by the end of the year!