Save Griffintown!

The Shiller family’s knack for reviving retail streets by ajkandy
October 12, 2007, 2:27 pm
Filed under: local economy, Uncategorized, Urbanism

According to Le Devoir, the Shiller family — best known to Montrealers of a certain age for the campy TV ads they created for their Au Bon Marché store in the 1980s — have moved into the business of buying up moribund retail real estate and transforming blocks into hip, happening places. They’ve revived Masson street, and are now responsible for the attractive mix of shops and restaurants on Notre-Dame near Atwater. (I’d love to get their expertise in on the Village Griffintown project.)

(via Montreal City Weblog)