Cavalli restaurant hit by firebomber

THE GAZETTE

Montreal police are investigating after a firebombing at a Peel St. restaurant early Tuesday morning.

A firebomb hit the front entrance of the Cavalli restaurant at around 1:45 a.m., causing some damage to the front entranceway.

Police have no suspects.

The restaurant had been undergoing renovations at the time of the fire, but one of the restaurant's owners tells CJAD News the restaurant will reopen, as scheduled, on Monday, June 2 — just in time for the Grand Prix weekend.

The Cavalli restaurant has been in the news several times in recent months — earlier this year, it had its liquor licence suspended for 100 days for frequent complaints, including frequent overcrowding and brawling among patrons.

That 100-day period ends on June 2.

The restaurant has also been mentioned frequently at the Charbonneau Commission's hearings as a frequent hangout for members of the underworld, including the Italian Mafia and biker gangs.

Its owners also recently sought protection from its creditors, citing $1.2 million in debts.

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