May 16, 2022

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The service station shop closed its doors

The service station shop closed its doors

The leading station service store in Quebec is closing its doors in terms of clothing rentals. Its owner, Rafael Bonin, made the announcement on social media on Wednesday.

Posted yesterday at 2:41 p.m.

Valerie Simard

Valerie Simard
Press

“The pandemic swept through our path like a huge wave,” she wrote. At first it was difficult, but navigable. We received and tried to participate in the recovery. But, as the months passed, the company evaporated and became more fragile. The wave became more unbearable. So I had to make the hardest decision of my life, which meant we had to finish our activities now. The physical space as well as the online store are now closed.

Photo by Franకోois Roy, Law Press Archives

Raphaëlle Bonin, station service owner

Created in 2017 as a rental service focusing on the creations of local designers, Station Service opened its first store in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough a year later. After consolidating sales of clothing and accessories, always locally, into its offer, the company expanded to an area of ​​3,350 square feet.2 April 2021 at Saint-Laurent Boulevard. This new address has a section reserved for styling and event management, which has been temporarily suspended by the Epidemic, as well as a rental service.

In late January, when the economic recovery was long overdue, the station service expressed a desire to share its space. Unfortunately not enough initiative to ensure its future.