Magnan's Tavern is closing its doors after 82 years in business, marking the end of one of Montreal's restaurant landmarks.
The owners of the Pointe-Saint-Charles tavern blame roadwork on the Champlain Bridge and the Turcot Interchange for hurting business, saying it scared away clients coming from Montreal's south shore.
"Despite efforts to renovate, along with significant investments, we were not able to ensure the profitability of the institution that is so dear to our hearts," wrote the owners in a statement.
Magnan's says the high price of beef and competition from other restaurants contributed to the tavern's decline.
The owners want to carry on until the end of the year, planning to shut down for good on December 21.
They will, however, continue to operate their butcher shop — the Boucherie Magnan Cuisine Dix 30 in Brossard.