Welcome to Montreal Friday. Every Friday this summer, I will show you what’s new in Montreal, because Montreal is a fun and wonderful city to discover. Here are my two discoveries of the week.
Bois & Cuir Westmount Store and Expansion
Montreal based home furnishings retailer Bois & Cuir just opened it's third location in the hip Westmount neighbourhood, at 5014 Sherbrooke Street West. The store features a variety of products, including massive wood furniture pieces and luxurious Italian leather -- making it a viable alternative to Restoration Hardware. This store is the latest for the retailer, which is initiating a Canada-wide expansion following its existing stores on Montreal's Rue St Hubert and in Quebec City.
In October, Bois & Cuir will open another Montreal store on Atwater Avenue, in the former Harricana par Mariouche space. This winter, the retailer will open its first British Colombia location on Victoria's tourist-heavy Government Street. Locations in Toronto and Ottawa are planned for next year, and Bois & Cuir is already looking at a U.S. expansion, targeting Boston and Chicago.
Popular Crescent Street is now home to a hip new restaurant. On three levels and with 300 seats, featuring a surfer type decor, The Warehouse features a well-priced menu and an interior inspired by surfing. Although the food might be cheap, it's great quality and worth a visit.