Morara, Nick

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[190-?]-[196-?]

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Nick (Narciso) Morara was an Italian nightclub chef in Montreal.

Brought up in Bologna, Italy, Nick Morara immigrated to Canada in 1922, shortly followed by his mother, who was a dressmaker. Since his arrival in Canada, Nick Morara lived in Montreal. He was married to Norma Hayes.

Upon his arrival in Canada, Nick Morara first worked as a chef at Roncarelli’s restaurant until its closure, then at Chez Ernest. Later he worked at Tic Toc, Club Lido and finally at Chez Paree. During World War II, Nick Morara organized the opening of the Chicken Coop. Together with Alexander Horner he opened a hotel in Piedmont, Quebec – the Old Lantern Inn – around 1947, which burned down in 1949.
Nick Morara died at the age of 63.

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Created 2018-0-21.

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Stepping Out: The Golden Age of Montreal Night Clubs 1925-1955 / Nancy Marrelli Montreal. - Vehicule Press, c2004. – p.76

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