Do not despair as I did last Sunday when I drove over to Qualitifruits Encore on Westminister Avenue in Côte Saint-Luc and found the doors shut and everything dark inside.
Qualitifruits has shut down at least twice that I know of under different ownerships, but I went by today and received assurances that they are only closed for renvovations. As the city councillor now responsible for our Local Commerce Committee, I am keeping a closer eye on local business with the hope we can give those in need a boost when necessary.
Qualitifruits is a gem within our midst. Owner Babu and his team aim to please. They are the only store I know that will cut fresh fruit for you on demand when you show up at the store or if you call in advance. Their selection is excellent. They also have a variety of grocery items and Chef Frank, who on a daily basis creates homemade meals you need only pop in the microwave.
There was a busy crew inside the store as I watched them work from the parking lot. According to one gentleman there will be some new bells and whistles added, including a new kosher section.