It has been two years in discussion but it looks like Verdun is finally ready to lift the ban on bars and brasseries in place since 1965.
Benelux, a craft brewery with a location at the corner of Jeanne-Mance and Sherbrooke St. in the Plateau will be opening a second outpost on Wellington St. sometime this spring.
This is fantastic news for local merchants and residents who complain that the ban on booze has held back development on Verdun's main drag. People wanting to step out for a post work drink or get-together have been forced to look outside the borough's friendly confines. No more.
There's an article with some of the details in today's free commuter rag, 24.