The construction around Seasons of Tuxedo continues a high pace. In the last week or so, the Hilton Garden Inn’s beer vendour has opened up. Appropriately, it is called The Tux Beer Market. The hotel has been open for a while too and already booking rooms, banquets and the like.
Given the size of southwest Winnipeg, it is important to note that a new hotel has not opened anywhere in forty plus years. Nothing between the Perimeter, Pembina Highway and Portage Avenue. No hotels and in recent years… no beer vendors aside from limited selection and not cold liquor marts.
If a relative or business traveler had cause to be in this part of the city (which is bigger than Grand Forks and Fargo combined) they had no hotel except outside the area. Not exactly a good situation. As for a cold beer store…well there are dry communities with better cold beer availability.
The large residential build up along Sterling Lyon is probably going to discover the beer store first but expect more people zipping down Kenaston south to veer in to get supplies for the weekend.
Also just opened is the Good Earth Coffeehouse beside the IHOP. The Calgary-based restaurant group has been operating since 1991 and is noted for wraps, sandwiches, soups and of course, coffee.
Several more restaurants are coming including a McDonald’s in the next months.
This has been a editorial by John Dobbin.
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