WINNIPEG — The Forks is putting the finishing touches on its major revamp of the food hall, promising it won’t be long before the public can check it out.
“From the start of the food hall renovations, we have been intentional in showcasing the talent this city and province offers,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage.
Local companies were all sourced to produce materials for the renovations, including the tables, lights, ironwork, art, and accessories for the craft beer and wine kiosk.
“These locally crafted pieces create ways to enhance the visitor experience and bring our prairie culture to the table, literally.”
Some of the $2.5 million in renovations feature an 80-person reclaimed wooden harvest table, benches, and plant tables produced by Wood Anchor, who also created a chandelier in the Tower Atrium out of donated hockey sticks.
“It’s been a huge undertaking and honour for us to create these one-of-a-kind pieces,” said Jason Neufeld, co-owner of Wood Anchor.
Other local companies with a hand in the project include A-POST Aluminum Fabricators, Cloverdale Forge, Kane Millwork, Wilder Goods, Huron Woodwork, and artist Jordan Van Sewell, who will have a special art installation to adorn the craft beer and wine kiosk.
A list of food tenants and opening dates will be released in the near future.