choosecornwall.ca –There’s a new leader at the helm of Love Love Food in downtown Cornwall.
Mishell Albino has completed a purchase agreement with Tony Lacroix to assume ownership of the popular downtown eatery that specializes in desserts and lunch-time fare.
“I was looking into getting into the restaurant business here in Cornwall, the reputation alone for this place is fabulous,” said Ms. Albino. “The vibe, the feel, the customers…it’s just a great fit for the direction I wanted to go in.”
Love Love Food is a sit-down restaurant specializing in comfort food favorites that include desserts and healthier options.
“If it wasn’t for Tony I wouldn’t be here. I love how this works. Tony’s food – everyone knows it. There’s absolutely nothing I would change. I want people to keep everyone just as happy as they are now.”
Love Love Food was created as a food service business in 2011 by Tony Lacroix. In 2014 Mr. Lacroix opened a small bistro on Second Street. Growing demand for his wares would see an expansion followed by a relocation earlier this year to larger premises on Pitt Street.
Mr. Lacroix said the decision to sell his beloved restaurant is bittersweet. He said building the brand from a small operation in his home to a thriving downtown establishment has been challenging and rewarding.
“I never had owned a restaurant before. But I always had a passion for food,” said Mr. Lacroix. “The coolest thing about downtown is that everyone works together. No one wants you to fail, because if you fail it hurts them. It really is a big family here. Things are very supportive downtown.”
“We’re all friends and neighbors. I’ve always believed that be successful…your customers are your friends. And then they become like family too.”