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Moe’s Diner, a beloved Montreal greasy spoon fixture is closing on Dec. 7.

The 24 hour eatery,  perhaps better known  for its vintage Coke sign reading “Casse-Croute du Coin” (Corner Snack Bar) , is located at the corner of at Lambert-Closse St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.

To many Moe’s was the place to go before and after hockey games when Canadiens called the Forum home, being right across the street, and particularly after concerts at the Forum before it was turned into a movie multiplex.

Owner Eddy Thomas put the business, located at the corner of Mais up for sale earlier this year but was unable to find a buyer. 

“It is with great sadness that Big Ed and the Moe’s family must let you know that we are officially closing two weeks from today,” the Thomas family wrote on the restaurant’s Instagram account.

“We were planning to sell and hoping that someone would be able to keep it going, but no one is interested in taking on the responsibility of owning a 24-hour diner as it is undoubtedly a lifetime of work.”

The diner is known for serving its breakfast, including its famous “Grand Slam” (three eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, pancakes or French toast, home fries and toast), Western sandwiches, slices of lemon meringue pie, Montreal smoke Meat and the famous Big Ed burgers. as well as its Montreal Smoked Meat.  It has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week since it opened in 1958.

It also represented hockey of another place and time – when the home rink was part of a neighborhood and when players were part of the neighborhood as well.

If you can’t get to Moe’s before it closes, here are on line remembrances courtsey of CBC-News and the Montreal Gazette.

 

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