Purchase of famous restaurant, close to their hearts!
MONTREAL, March 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Honored"... "Proud"....
"Thrilled"… These were the adjectives used by Montreal families, the
Nakis family and the Angelil-Dion family, who confirmed today that they
have purchased the historic landmark deli known as Schwartz's, one of
the most popular eateries in the city, enjoyed by several generations
of Montrealers for the past 80 years.
Originally founded in 1928 by Rueben Schwartz, a Jewish immigrant from
Romania, Schwartz's has not only become a mainstay in Montreal's
downtown core, but it has earned a reputation around the world for its
famous smoked meat. Since the very beginning, Schwartz's old-fashioned
way of preparing smoked meat, using its very own secret blend of fine
herbs and spices, and smoking the meat daily without the use of
preservatives, has produced a freshness and award-winning taste that
has delighted millions and millions of happy customers from every
corner of the globe.
"I am honored to be able to contribute to one of this city's greatest
legacies", said Anastasia K. Nakis, grand-daughter of well-known
restaurateur Paul Nakis. For a restaurant to continue as long as
Schwartz's has is a true testament to the quality of its product, the
loyalty of its customers, and the word-of-mouth that has opened the
doors to constant growth."
"My dear friend and manager of our singing group at the time, Ben Kaye,
first brought me to Schwartz's in 1961, and I've been going there ever
since", said partner Rene Angelil. I have so many great memories of
being there with the guys, and with Celine and our families throughout
the years. It's the most unique restaurant in the world and we're
thrilled to be a part of it. It means a lot to us and we're very happy
to be involved in this venture with the Nakis family, and especially
with my nephews Martin and Eric".
Said Martin Sara, "My brother Eric and I are extremely proud to be part
of this wonderful heritage. We've been big fans of Schwartz's for a
long time." "It's a tremendous honor for us to be involved in this
grand tradition that customers have grown to love over the years,"
added Eric Sara.
Angelil added, "I can speak on behalf of my partners, when I say that
it's very important for us to maintain the consistency and high
standards of Schwartz's reputation. Mr. Hy Diamond has poured his heart
and soul into building this business, and not only do we want to thank
him for his dedication, but we want him to be proud of our efforts to
continue along the same path. Of course, we'll make a few improvements
as necessary, but we're not interested in diluting the brand by
franchising, or making the deli something that it isn't. It's truly
one-of-a-kind, and we intend to keep it this way."
SOURCE Bureau de Francine Chaloult (Le)
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