MONTREAL — Sportscene Group Inc. has acquired Moishes — a Montreal restaurant and retail institution founded in 1938. The acquisition includes Moishes’ landmark Saint-Laurent Boulevard restaurant, along with all Moishes’ trademarks, branding and the Moishes product line sold at major supermarkets and food retailers.
Lenny Lighter, longtime owner and operator, will continue to manage operations at Moishes.
“We love that this transaction is taking place between two Quebec companies born in Montreal,” says Lighter. “Moishes celebrated its 80th anniversary this year and, with the support and operating structure of Sportscene, we’re now in the best position ever to accelerate the growth of our business by reaching new clients.”
The acquisition also allows Moishes to increase its offer of exclusive and high-quality products, already well known to Montrealers, to a much wider and potentially global customer base.
“With the acquisition of Moishes, Sportscene now includes a truly world-class restaurant brand that has been celebrated as “One of the World’s Best 10 Steakhouses” by Forbes magazine and the London Telegraph,” says Jean Bédard, Sportscene president and CEO