WOW Hospitality the Frontrunner for Esplanade Riel Eatery

WOW Hospitality the Frontrunner for Esplanade Riel Eatery

Salisbury House
The former Salisbury House on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc. is the frontrunner to become the city’s new tenant on the Esplanade Riel bridge in St. Boniface.

The restauranteur has submitted “Mon Ami Louis” to be a seasonal, full service restaurant/café. The city says the restaurant would operate May 1 to September 30 and then act as an event centre for the remainder of the year.

The five-year lease agreement to WOW is being recommended after the city deemed it the “most advantageous.” A total of eight proposals were received.

If approved, the proponent would invest $100,000 in tenant improvements, with an opening date targeted for mid-July of this year.

A city committee will review the report on the recommendations at a meeting on May 7.

Chez Sophie previously occupied the parking-challenged space as a tenant until February after Salisbury House.