GLOBAL NEWS | Construction hurting Ste-Catherine Street businesses


Published: 17May2019

A major multi-year refurbishment of Ste-Catherine Street is hurting businesses in downtown Montreal, according to local retailers.

Some argue that as brutal as the construction may be, it is needed.

“This is Montreal’s window in terms of retail to the rest of the world, and it’s been a street we have underinvested in for four to five decades,” said Charles de Brabant, a professor at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University. “We have to upgrade this street, and that will take pain and sorrow.”

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