WINNIPEG — After a brief storm-related closure, Prairie’s Edge restaurant in Kildonan Park will soon reopen.
WOW Hospitality says it has been working with the City of Winnipeg on a solution to clear fallen trees and other debris from around the restaurant. The park was closed by the city two weeks ago, along with several others, for safety reasons following a Thanksgiving weekend snowstorm.
“As the city’s crews were committed to resolving safety concerns elsewhere in the city, we were granted permission to hire our own approved arborist to clean up part of the park, around the restaurant specifically, so that we could reopen Prairie’s Edge,” says Doug Stephen, president and CEO of WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc., which owns and operates Prairie’s Edge.
The city is currently working with crews from Toronto to clean-up storm debris and cleared a safe path directly to the restaurant on Thursday.
During the closure, Prairie’s Edge has been operating a pop-up restaurant on the Esplanade Riel footbridge.
“We would also like to thank the wonderful people of Winnipeg for visiting us at our Surprise Pop-Up,” added Stephen. “We couldn’t believe how much support we got from Winnipeggers and the media, especially now that it’s colder outside.”
Stephen says with the reopening of the restaurant, it ensures employees don’t have to worry about their jobs and guests don’t have to reschedule their holiday plans.
Prairie’s Edge will reopen in Kildonan Park on Wednesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. The pop-up location will be open until Sunday, November 3.
It’s unclear when Kildonan Park will fully reopen to the public.