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Review: Green Spot

Restaurant Greenspot

Restaurant Greenspot

The Green Spot (AKA Greenspot) is a Saint Henri institution, a legendary greasy spoon with leatherette booths and green shingled roof. It takes me back to my undergrad years in Montreal. Saint Henri in the mid-1990s offered little more than seedy bars, 50-cent hot-dogs, tanning salons, and the highest proportion of welfare recipients per capita in the country. It also had furnished 2 bedroom apartments at $450/month, which was ideal for cheap students. The Green Spot was the most charming restaurant on an otherwise grim strip. The neighbourhood has since gentrified and become more ethnically diverse, though some old institutions and seedy characters remain. Continue reading


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