Celine Dion may be taking time off from her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars to let her vocal chords heal after a bout with a virus, but that hasn’t stopped the singer from spreading her entrepreneurial wings. On Monday, Dion and her husband Rene Angelil were part of a consortium that bought Schwartz’s, a Montreal deli known for its food and generations-old decor.
“The establishment is famous amongst Montrealers, and tourists, to a certain extent because of its smoked-meat sandwiches but also because of its appeal as a larger-than-average time capsule.”
Long lines of tourists await outside the St. Lawrence Boulevard deli, founded in 1928, for a seat at one of the tables that look untouched by time.
"I have so many great memories of being there with the guys, and with Celine and our families throughout the years. It's the most unique restaurant in the world and we're thrilled to be a part of it," Angelil said.
Dion and Angelil have a knack for partnering in restaurants. The couple has also been partners in Nickels, a chain of retro 1950s diners that sells mostly fast foods including the famous Montreal sandwiches.
· Celine Dion Among New Owners of Famous Montreal Deli [City News Toronto]