Reopening Set for July 6, 2020

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Everyone at Le Cathcart is looking forward to once again welcoming Montrealers, as the eatery opens its doors on Monday, July 6 under the PVM glass pavilion.

The vast garden has been reconfigured to maintain proper hygiene and social distancing measures, as required by public health authorities. Located in Place Ville Marie, Le Cathcart Restaurants & Biergarten is committed to protecting its clients and offering them a safe environment, while still preserving the festive and relaxed atmosphere that it’s known for.

Favourite restaurant dishes will be offered from one central kitchen. Patrons will have the option placing their food and drink orders either via the Le Cathcart app, available on the App Store and Google Play Store, or in person at Le Comptoir Cathcart, designed specifically for this re-opening. Starting Monday, restaurants Uniburger, Chikin, Karma Poke, Dirty Greens and Brasserie Mirabel will offer their signature dishes in a simplified format, allowing clients to once again eat and drink under the magnificent PVM glass pavilion.

Events at Le Cathcart

Open since January 2020, Le Cathcart quickly made a name for itself with its successful event nights, powered by the creative team at Aire commune. In the coming months, the gradual return to normal life will be celebrated in this same spirit, with various activities planned, such as brunches and special evenings with guest chefs. This will give Montrealers a much-needed opportunity to come together and enjoy the city’s most dazzling indoor terrace, while observing proper hygiene and social distancing measures.

About Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten

As a stimulating space for business lunches, relaxing after-work happy hours and animated weekend dinners, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten stands out with its wide-ranging offering and authentic Montreal atmosphere. More than a culinary experience, Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten is a lively entertainment venue with a rich variety of atmospheres, housed in a sprawling 3,252 m2 (35,000 ft2) space that includes a large, natural-light-infused garden within the PVM’s 650 m2 (7,000 ft2) glass pavilion, which opens onto the heart of downtown Montreal. Le Cathcart is a new concept created by A5 Hospitality (a Montreal-based restaurant & bar designer and operator) and designed by Sid Lee Architecture (responsible for the major Place Ville Marie public space revitalization project), in consortium with Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes. Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten is part of the broader Esplanade PVM revitalization project, which stands as the central component of Projet Nouveau Centre, a $1 billion+ investment from Ivanhoé Cambridge aimed at creating a new beat at the heart of Montreal.

About A5 Hospitality

Montreal-based and a key player in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years, A5 Hospitality specializes in the creation and operation of bars and restaurants located mainly in the Greater Montreal area. With about 30 renowned establishments—Jatoba, Westwood Bar & Grill, Kampaï Garden, Madame Bovary, Flyjin, and many more—, the Company, founded by Alexandre Besnard and Patrick Hétu, employs over a thousand people and hosts nearly 3 million visitors every year. A5 Hospitality stands out in the industry thanks to its unique and diverse offer, from high-end restaurants to large-scale projects, and now, with the opening of Le Cathcart, it also operates its first Food Court 2.0. Behind the scenes, the company also employs over one hundred passionate professionals in various areas of expertise while focusing on collaboration in order to offer a high-level experience to clients.

About Place Ville Marie

Place Ville Marie, owned by Ivanhoé Cambridge, enjoys an exceptional reputation and an unbeatable location in the heart of downtown Montreal. The complex is an architectural jewel, designed by I.M. Pei and Henry N. Cobb, with a total surface area of more than three million square feet. It offers innovative and ingenious office space where the best companies flourish and shape the future. The Esplanade PVM is undergoing an ambitious revitalization to create one of Montreal’s major urban gathering places. This new environment will offer cultural programs and experiential activities on par with those found in other major international cities.

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