Winnipeg’s second Fionn MacCool’s location is opening at Grant Park Shopping Centre’s northwest parking lot later this spring.
Grant Park Mall continues to see construction as Goodlife Fitness is preparing the remainder of the old Target location for a fall opening. Winners is also under construction beside the Liquor Mart with an opening date of December of this year.
In the parking lot beside Cambrian Credit Union along Grant Avenue construction is taking place. Today we learn it is a Fionn MacCool’s restaurant. It is slated to open in December and will be out 4300 square feet. It will feature an outdoor patio. The Irish pub already has a location on Regent since 2014 in the former Kelsey’s location and soon for Brandon.
The restaurant started in 1996 in Canada and is now coast to coast. The addition of a location at Grant Park should cap off several years of construction and retail upheaval at the 45 year old mall. By the end of the year the mall is likely to be fully leased with a configuration and anchor businesses will be around for some time.
The restaurant will be freestanding (not connected to the mall) and will be approximately 4300 square feet. It will will a patio for cold drinks just in time for the summer.
Currently, Winnipeg’s only Fionn MacCool’s location is at 1582 Regent Ave West.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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