by Lucie Roy
After more than 38 years in the family the Friends & Neighbours Family Restaurant, also known as Mona’s closed its doors on Wednesday afternoon.
Current owner Cindy Moncrieff said her mother; Mona St. Martin opened Friends & Neighbours Family Restaurant in 1979. It used to be called Jennifer’s.
“Friends & Neighbours Family Restaurant was exactly that, a family owned and run restaurant for your friends, family, and neighbours, specializing in quality home cooking, great menu selection, and good friendly service,” Moncrieff said, adding her mother, worked hard and always loved working with the staff and for the customers. She made many friends over the years.
Moncrieff said she started working in the restaurant in 1997 and her mother began to show her the ropes so she could buy the restaurant when she was ready to retire.
Unfortunately, her mother passed away in August 2000, and in October of that year, Cindy purchased the restaurant.
She has run the business for more than sixteen years and said she had enjoyed all the new customers she has; She is ready to start a new chapter in her life.
The last week has been very emotional for her and the staff, and along with the excellent staff, she is very thankful to all of the loyal customers for their business over the years.
The restaurant has been purchased by an unknown buyer at this time.
Well that’s sad 🙁
Aww that’s a shame I wish I would have known they were going to close.
Not closed just new owners
Has the menu changed?
Literally one of my very first jobs I remember waiting tables for the ladies from the bank as well as cleaning tables and doing dishes fun great experience. Also if you know Monas you remember the fries and gravy
I remember you working there ! No wonder I frequented the place during that time ! Lol ! ? And who could forget “Mona’s” fries & gravy…they were the best !!!
Rochelle Boucher-Grosjean yeah I remember you coming in quite a bit it was always awesome to see my good friends come and visit me for good reasons right?
Of course for good reasons ! ? Lol ! Sigh….those were the days…
Rochelle Boucher-Grosjean weren’t they though…… I think you and Melissa were really the only ones that came to visit me all the time I remember you being at my house after my eye surgery you remember that?
Omg….yes !! Can’t believe you remember that. Awe… that’s right, Milissa & I coming to see you after your eye surgery !! And yes her & I enjoyed our “Denny” time. Too funny !
Meghan Murphy wow hey?
Oh no….so many memories there. ?
How many of you took your first dates to Monas
Lol !!! I was gone before the dating began for me, but bet there were many a first date there ! ?
What?! Laura Fulton
Wow! I feel like we should do one more time!!
Laura Fulton it closed on Wednesday it says!
I didn’t even read the article I just saw the headline haha. That’s sad!
Omg noooooo waaaaay ,???? one of my favorite places
Will be missed
My sister and I were there 2 weeks ago,and I said glad this place is still here.Now Im glad we went Didnt know it was the last time for us
We are still there just new owners
Sad. Haven’t been there in a while due to logistics and not sure if they were still on the menu but was just remembering corn fritters with strawberry jam yesterday. ?
I have SO many memories of this place. I wish you all the best. ?
OK so Mons’s is gone I think Paul’s confectionery is gone what was the name of the pizza place around the corner from the zoo or the dentist was? is that Gone?
It was Alexis. It was bought last year and the name is changed. It’s Morinville Grill or something.
Kim Duperron Beniston how my supposed to go back home and take my case all my favorite places and none of them are there any more what the hell can’t that place stay in a time warp and not age
i know. Lots has changed since you’ve been there!