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Quebec Is Letting Le Boulevard Shopping Centre Stay Open Past December 1 After All

The iconic shopping centre announced it would be closing its doors earlier this year.

Centre Le Boulevard Can Stay In Business Past December 1

Montreal's Le Boulevard shopping centre can stay in business after all. The news comes following an April announcement that Le Boulevard would be closing its doors after 68 years in operation, as the city of Montreal prepared to take over the property rights for the extension of the Société de transport de Montreal (STM)'s blue line.

According to a news release by Quebec's Ministry of Transport, the iconic shopping centre can remain open past December 1 when the STM officially becomes the owner of the property.

"One of the goals of the work was to limit the project's impact on the shopping centre and the activities of merchants," reads the ministry's statement.

The task force proposed revising the size of the terminal, the parking area and the centre's storage space for construction materials in order to preserve the building as a solution so that merchants could have the opportunity to continue to sell goods and services to shoppers, the news release says.

According to the ministry, the Quebec government's acquisition of the shopping centre was a decision made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec and was not foreseen by the STM.

At the time this was written, Le Boulevard's Facebook page was no longer active.