Kildonan Park restaurant to reopen after Manitoba snowstorm forced closure

After it was forced to shut its doors due to a recent snowstorm, a restaurant in Kildonan Park will reopen next week.

During the closure, Prairie’s Edge moved to the Esplanade Riel in pop-up form. It will reopen in Kildonan Park on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m., while the pop-up will remain open until Nov. 3.

The restaurant worried for its future after Kildonan Park was one of several in Winnipeg to close following a Thanksgiving weekend snowstorm, due to safety hazards from damaged trees and debris.

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Doug Stephen, president and CEO of of WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc., which owns the restaurant, said they are thankful for the city’s co-operation.

“We’re impressed by the city’s efforts,” Stephen said.

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“They heard our voices and are taking the initiative. It means our employees don’t have to worry about their jobs, and our guests don’t have to reschedule their holiday plans.”

The restaurant hired its own arborist with the city’s permission to clean up part of the park. Meanwhile, crews from outside the city were brought in to clear a safe path to the building.

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The rest of the park remains closed and there is no word on when it will open again.

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