Requests for urgent repairs to Westmount lofts go unheard

The condition of a well-known loft building on the border of Westmount, St-Henri and Ville-Marie has its equally well-known owner and the City of Westmount in a deadlock. Surrounded by wire fencing, the building at 3035 St-Antoine, corner of Atwater, sports a conspicuous piece of exterior decor: a large sign declaring it a “Historical museum of Westmount harassment,” put there a while ago, residents say, by owner Sam Fattal. Another sign on the graffiti-covered building facade pleads for help in de-merging its site from Westmount’s jurisdiction.