The Sault's much-anticipated Montana's BBQ & Bar location will be at 89 Foster Dr. in the former Algo Club/Dock's/Waterfront Legend/HD Sports Bar & Grill building.
Franchisee James Ooi confirms to SooToday that the deal is signed.
He just completed six weeks of Montana's corporate training in Toronto and, subject to renovation schedules, the Sault opening is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27.
Ooi's HD Sports Bar & Grill is to close later this month and a Montana's job fair will be held mid-July at Employment Solutions, 421 Bay St.
He tells us he'll be hiring between 75 and 100 people for all positions, including kitchen help, assistant manager, dishwashers, cleaners, supervisors and a front-end manager.
Ooi hopes to install an arcade off the front entrance.
"The golf simulator will stay," he says."It's good for downtown," Ooi says. "The nicest patio restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie."
Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Thunder Bay all currently have Montana's signature saucy barbecue offerings.