This week, Montreal said goodbye to its last restaurant that used the infamous Dunkin' Donuts' original menu. \nThe restaurant Deli Donuts was a home away from home for many Verdun residents, who are saddened by their favourite spot's closure and are left wondering what could possibly replace it. \nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nVerdun residents were greeted with sad news this week after borough mayor Jean-Francois Parenteau announced the official closure of Deli Donut on Wellington Street. The iconic Verdun hangout was once one of the last remaining Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Quebec. Dunkin' Donuts ceased operations in the province in 2018. In the '90s, there were over 200 Dunkin' Donuts locations in Quebec.\nAfter just over a year of existence, Deli Donut shuttered its doors on Tuesday morning. While nothing on the outside told you it used to be a Dunkin' Donuts, inside, the familiar branding was still used. In fact, Deli Donut still used the Dunkin' Donuts menus, with some prices changed, of course.\nThe location was a popular gathering spot for many retired Verdunites. Many are saddened to finally see it close. When Dunkin' Donuts closed after more than 15 years of operation, there were plans to open a store or another café in the location. Deli Donut took over instead but unfortunately, didn't last long.\nNow, in the face of an ever-changing neighbourhood, Verdun residents must now find a new haunt.\nAs Wellington Street rapidly gentrifies, more small businesses will have to adapt to a constantly evolving neighbourhood lest they share the same fate as Deli Donut.\nBorough mayor Jean-Francois Parenteau announced the closure Tuesday on his Facebook page.\nHe mentions that the location was once used as a filming location for Claude Demers's D'ou je viens. Many commenters are decrying the end of an era in Verdun and worry that a big chain will rent the location.\nLa fin d’une époque...\n\nLe classique Dunkin Donuts de la rue Wellington avait changé de bannière dans les derniers mois....Posted by Jean-François Parenteau on Tuesday, October 15, 2019\nAccording to the mayor, there are no plans for any store or restaurant to open at the location right now. Some worry that it will be torn down to make way for condos.\nView this post on Instagram Verdun'volution -- The Story of La Petite Verdunoise: I remember wringing the house dry for any change sparing about that could help me and my friends have a good time while we wandered Wellington. We were developing, but not quite there: fourteen year-old, V-town explorers. Verdun had few places where 4 girls could go to hang out, and when winter came -- and it always did -- it lasted forever. An open field of winds folding in and out of streets like the way a child flips through a book too difficult to read. We would walk from one end of Wellington, to the other, using the Dunkin' Donuts as a landmark to keep the troops truckin' -- a kind of reward system, "Not too much further," we'd say. The street was as long as it is now, but it used to seem like a dark side of town. A place where the light never shone long enough for anything natural to grow. Although we never actually went inside D.D, the building stands as an integral part of my memories of growing up in Verdun. It's a 24hr place where the curtains are always drawn, and furry, bald men sit sipping coffees. Throughout the changes Wellington has undergone, Dunkin' Donuts maintains the same veracious qualities I cannot seem to forget. #dunkindonuts #verdunluv #verdunvolution #125yearsofhistory #promenadewellington #verdunisneverdone #my1stpsychograph A post shared by Tamara Nazywalskyj (@tammram) on Oct 20, 2016 at 9:49pm PDT\nMany residents hope that, despite the closure, the location will become a new café or restaurant that is able to maintain the neighbourhood gathering spot vibe.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Police Closed A Downtown Street Because A High-Rise Window Threatened To Fall\nAccording to a Global News report, Deli Donut still used the old Dunkin' Donuts cups and boxes until they ran out. If you kept yours, you officially own a piece of history.\nThere were only three Dunkin' Donuts in all of Canada and all were in Quebec before they ceased operations. The one on Wellington was the very last to be shut down.\nView this post on Instagram WHAAAT ?! Dites-moi ce qui se passe avec le #dunkindonuts🍩 ? 😢 C’est pour un tournage cinéma, right ? 🤞 #donuts #verdunluv #verdun A post shared by Elisabeth D. (@elisabeth_eli) on Aug 31, 2018 at 5:47pm PDT\nVerdun has undergone many changes in the past few years, and many believe that this spells the end of the neighbourhood as they know it.\nView this post on Instagram How does this exist ???? A post shared by Kevin Tolton (@k.tolts) on Aug 2, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT\nThere's no word on what will replace the beloved Deli Donut, but for now, the building will stand empty, as a tribute to what was a home away from home for many locals.\nIf you're in Verdun today, make sure to pass by and pour out some coffee to honour the memory of a lost friend.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in Montreal, send us a message, photo, or video @MTLBlog on Twitter and Instagram.