Rosemont building housing art studios sold to real estate developers
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Rosemont building housing art studios sold to real estate developers

"They said to me they would like to maintain the spirit of the building," Howard Shiff said of the new owners, Brandon Shiller and Jeremy Kornbluth. “We had 400 people working on this floor,” said Howard Shiff, 76, standing in the fourth floor hallway of the industrial loft building he just sold at 305 Bellechasse St. in Rosemont. He was talking about the good old days, when business was booming in the family garment business Shiff & Company, which closed in the late ’90s after nearly 70 years. The building, which has been in his family since 1948, was converted into lofts that for the past 20 years have been home to numerous Montreal artists. The 80,000-square-foot, four-storey space has been sold to real estate developers Brandon Shiller and Jeremy Kornbluth, known in nearby Mile End as the landlords who edged out beloved café-restaurant Le Cagibi by doubling the rent; and who, along with Shiller’s father Stephen’s company Shiller-Lavy Realties have been fast-tracking gentrification in that neighbourhood, among others. “They said to me they would like to maintain the spirit of the building,” Shiff said. “They like the clientele here. That’s as much as I know. They will, I […]

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Rosemont building housing art studios sold to real estate developers
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Rosemont building housing art studios sold to real estate developers

"They said to me they would like to maintain the spirit of the building," Howard Shiff said of the new owners, Brandon Shiller and Jeremy Kornbluth. “We had 400 people working on this floor,” said Howard Shiff, 76, standing in the fourth floor hallway of the industrial loft building he just sold at 305 Bellechasse St. in Rosemont. He was talking about the good old days, when business was booming in the family garment business Shiff & Company, which closed in the late ’90s after nearly 70 years. The building, which has been in his family since 1948, was converted into lofts that for the past 20 years have been home to numerous Montreal artists. The 80,000-square-foot, four-storey space has been sold to real estate developers Brandon Shiller and Jeremy Kornbluth, known in nearby Mile End as the landlords who edged out beloved café-restaurant Le Cagibi by doubling the rent; and who, along with Shiller’s father Stephen’s company Shiller-Lavy Realties have been fast-tracking gentrification in that neighbourhood, among others. “They said to me they would like to maintain the spirit of the building,” Shiff said. “They like the clientele here. That’s as much as I know. They will, I […]