You will soon be able to satisfy your craving for a Cheese Nip downtown again.
Salisbury House, the iconic Winnipeg restaurant chain, is opening a new location at 177 Lombard Avenue.
“The East Exchange is one of Canada’s most up and coming urban neighbourhoods, it’s Winnipeg’s cultural and theatre centre, and Salisbury House is excited to be opening its newest location in this exciting district,” said company CEO Noel Bernier.
“Salisbury House is also excited to return to its historic origins where Winnipeggers started their love affair with Sals 87 years ago.”
It’s not the first time the chain has been located downtown. It started selling the famous “Nip” in 1931 just south of Portage Avenue on Fort Street.
Originally constructed as The Great-West Life building in 1911, 177 Lombard has a major historical significance to Winnipeg and the East Exchange. The building is also now home to radio stations QX 104 and 94.3 The Drive.
Bernier is no stranger to the area. The restaurateur and his business partner, Najara Barros, opened Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar at 179 Bannatyne Avenue 10 years ago.
“I lived in this neighbourhood for years, absolutely love everything about the East Exchange, and there couldn’t be a better downtown home for Salisbury House,” Bernier added.
The new Salisbury House is set to open in November.