Only a few days after it was firebombed, a Middle Eastern restaurant on Sherbrooke St. W. was swarmed by Notre-Dame-de-Grâce residents using their wallets to send a clear message to the owners — N.D.G. cares.
“What better way to help them feel at home again (than) by showing up in large numbers?” wrote Romney Copeman on a Facebook event page he created soon after the Boustan restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling window was smashed and a Molotov cocktail was tossed in. “It’s up to us to show them how much the N.D.G. community really does care!”
The firebombing incident took place on March 7 at around 1:20 a.m. at the Grand Blvd. intersection. Two suspects, a 28-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, were arrested near the scene of the crime that same morning.
Copeman’s Facebook event quickly built steam as residents throughout the area shared it on their personal pages and in groups, inviting their friends …