A short time ago we mentioned that a second Popeyes Lousiana Chicken was going to built in the former Hakim Optical on West Portage. Now we have an announcement for the east of Winnipeg on Regent at Crossroad Station.
The closing of Payless Shoes across North America left a glut of real estate in many communities, including Winnipeg where we had several locations. Some of those locations are attracting interest while others sit empty as most of the continent looks to find new uses for retail space.
In the case of Crossroad Station, the wait for a new tenant came quick. The popularity of Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Winnipeg is evident anytime you drive past the Seasons of Tuxedo. The location is always busy both inside the store and the drive-thru. There is no doubt that the location on Regent will be extremely popular.
Also part of the complex where Popeyes will be located is an EB Games and an Ultracuts.
Zoning is just going through so expect a few months to pass before we see Crossroad Station Popeyes go up but should be ready for fall/winter of 2019.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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