The building that housed the late Maurice Nightclub on Grande Allée is lessee. The building’s owner, Denis Pelletier, sells the majority of its shares to a group of Quebec city, which hopes to relaunch the site in 2021.
In recent days, the president of the Group Health Expert, Daniel Vermette, put the hand on two-thirds of the property. The transaction amounted to 3,83 million $, according to public records.
Recall that Mr. Pelletier was looking to sell the building since 2017, the year of the closing of the disco after 23 years. Initially, the asking price for the building was approximately $ 8 million.
According to the assessment of the Municipality, it is now worth 5,49 million $.
In the last few weeks, in order to conclude this transaction, Mr. Pelletier has terminated its lease agreement with the owner of the Bistro Patrizio & Co. The restaurant was closed on 4 January last.
Contacted by The Journal, Mr. Pelletier, who retains one-third of the units in the institution, has confirmed the transaction. However, it has not wanted to make more comments on his plans for the building.
According to our information, the businessman has studied the possibility of creating a hotel of thirty rooms on the site.
His new partner, Daniel Vermette, also co-owner of several pharmacies, said that it is not the preferred option. It also ensures that the Cosmos and the Company’s Cigars will retain their local.
“For the moment, we do we are arrested in any project. In a first step, we want to demolish the interior. We want to see the potential of the place. Usually, when we do a redevelopment, the phone is ringing”, answers the Journal the pharmacist profession.
If all goes according to management’s plans, construction is expected to begin in the next few days for a period of two months. There is no question, however, come back with a draft of disco.
“It is finished. You want something that will last in time,” said Mr. Vermette. “It may be, for example, restaurants, a beauty center, retail or entertainment”, lists him who is the head of a real estate portfolio of $ 50 million.
Mr. Vermette is hoped that the premises of the Maurice and Charlotte come to life again in 2021. Since the closure of the Maurice, Denis Pelletier has repeatedly attempted to revive the institution.
Recently, the promoter Dean Fortin has tried, with a supply of spectacles to relive “the best years” of the Maurice Nightclub. Ridership, however, has not been at the rendezvous.
— With the collaboration of Philippe Langlois, a researcher at the Bureau of investigation