Legendary NDG diner, Cosmo's is for sale
Legendary Notre-Dame-de-Grâce diner, Cosmo's is up for sale. The news broke by way of a listing on Centris, Quebec's real estate industry website.
The 11-seat Sherbrooke Street West diner has been operating for approximately 52 years according to the real estate listing. The restaurant is listed for $75,000 plus applicable taxes. Naming rights are also being sold for an additional $50,000.
According to Montreal Gazette columnist Bill Brownstein, the restaurant was put up for sale in February because the family is simply tired of running it.
NDG landmark Cosmo breakfast eatery up for sale – but not due to COVID-19, say owners Niki and Nikos Koulakis. They're simply tired of grind. Was up for sale in Feb, prior to pandemic here. Still doing DoorDash delivery now.— Bill Brownstein (@billbrownstein) May 4, 2020
Cosmo's was best known for their mish-mash omelette (officially renamed the house omelette in 2013 due to a legal dispute with Beauty's Luncheonette) and their Cosmo's creation sandwich.
The greasy spoon also drew attention after its owner, the boisterous Tony Koulakis, became the subject of Man of Grease, a documentary by local filmmaker Ezra Soiferman.
Cosmo's was started in 1967 by Koulakis, a Greek immigrant who settled down in Quebec in the 1950s.
Koulakis made headlines in 2013 after he was tragically murdered. The restaurant remained in the family since and is jointly operated by Koulakis' daughter and son, Niki and Nick.
The full listing for the restaurant can be found on Imagine Realties' website.