A small Westmount salad shop is the latest to be hit by the language police, for vintage decorations in their shop that have a few English only words.
Mandy's Salad Bar on Sherbrooke West is owned by two sisters, Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe, they have small vintage signs in their shop with the words "Sweet Sisters Strawberry Jam" and "Ice Cold Soda".
The OQLF visited their location last week and said they would be receiving a letter because signs like this are not permitted.
“We employ close to 20 people, and we have dozen of suppliers here, we believe that we’re really ingrained in Montreal’s economy but it’s situations like this that make me feel like I’m fighting to stay here,” Mandy Wolfe told CJAD.
Wolfe says the visits from the OQLF started last year and she has received two letters regarding the vintage signs and her bilingual menus not being good enough.
She says she’s made some changes in the last year but she will not get rid of her decorations.
The sisters also have a second location on Laurier Avenue.