We've all had to morn the loss of some of our favourite stores this year. In Montreal, businesses open and close like clockwork. But instead of focusing on the negative, we've decided to focus on the positive. So, let's celebrate 10 awesome businesses that have gotten their start in 2015!
1. Red Bird Cafe
4276 Boul. Saint-Laurent
In only their first week of business, the Red Bird Cafe has already impressed their customers. Most of their food is based off family recipes, so you know it has a hearty taste. The delectable pastries coupled with health conscious meals make this new cafe a place to watch out for.
2. Arcade MTL
2019 rue Moreau #312
The only place in Montreal where you can play old style arcade games on the regular. Arcade MTL a one of a kind, and their Thursday events have been killing it in 2015!
3. Newtown Mojito Bar
1476 Crescent street
Newtown has been incredibly respected bar on Crescent St. for a few years. But their new mojito bar (that opened this summer) has really been stealing the show.
Photo cred - Amelia's Pizza Milton
201 Milton Street
This one is strange, since it's not technically "new". The famed McGill pizza joint, Ameilos, broke hearts when it closed down in January of this year, but then rekindled the love when it reopened with a slight change of name and the same food. You can read the full story here.
5. Albert Bistro
1035 Cote De Beaver Hall
A show-stopping location and luxurious dishes make Albert Bistro a fast favourite in our books.
6. Das Bier
5885 Avenue Papineau
It's a German style beer hall, designed to make you feel like it's Oktoberfest everyday. Need we say more? It opens up in July, so I suggest you start lining up now.
This place is a little out of the box, but none the less, it's still pretty cool. It's an escape style gaming experience that you can play with your friends. The whole ting is a tad hard to explain so we suggest reading this to learn more. Regardless, it's been stealing Montrealers interest since it opened earlier this year.
8. Cafe M
24 avenue des pins est
Cafe M has taken the cake for best study spot in 2015. They have great coffee and a zen atmosphere. Their shop makes doing your homework less painful then it would normally be.
Photo cred - automotiveit
9. Tesla Motors
5350 Ferrier Street
I know Tesla existed long before 2015, but I think they deserve a shout out since they became the first electric car dealership in Montreal. Yay for the environment!
10. Victoria's Secret
Stanley and St. Catherine
It's not open yet but I just know it's going to be amazing. I am patiently awaiting the ample support to come in Fall 2015.