Mellos Restaurant threatened with closure

Longtime Dalhousie Street fixture, Mellos Restaurant, is being threatened with closure after its landlord offered the lease to a neighbouring restaurant.

Mellos has been serving up brunch and dinner at 290 Dalhousie St. for 73 years. The landlord of the building is refusing to renew the lease, instead offering the building to next-door business Ace Mercado, which opened about 18 months ago. 

A petition has been started, asking Phil Flaubert, owner of Ace Mercado, not to close the “iconic restaurant.” As of today, the petition has 2,800 signatures. 

Mellos’ current lease expires Dec. 31.