Monthly Archives: January 2010
Downtown streets are even safer thanks to a new partnership between the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and the Winnipeg Parking Authority, the Downtown Security Network’s newest member.
Robert Vineberg, a member of the board of the Manitoba Opera Association, is proposing that a new performance hall be erected on the surface parking lot north of the Manitoba Museum.
Experts on parking from across North America are in Winnipeg working on a new five-year plan for the city’s downtown.
THE most refreshing aspect of the MJB Consulting report on the future prospects of the downtown/Exchange District is that it is not replete in bromides, nowhere does it use the words “cusp” or “tipping point.”
Winnipeg businessman Calvin Polet knows all about the struggles of attracting good retailers to the downtown. It took nearly four years for his family’s company, Neptune Properties Inc., to find a suitable main-floor retail tenant for its downtown Power Building.
In the name of revitalization, the Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) and its partners have a strategy to support existing retailers and attract new ones to the city’s downtown.
A comprehensive new study paints a sobering picture of retailing in downtown Winnipeg, but also sketches out a plan to bring new life to the area.
Mountain Equipment Co-op, Moi Boutique, Rink Side and Samurai Japanese restaurants, Cake Clothing and Candie and Dolls–these are the types of unique stores that are vital to downtown shopping. Now combine those with retailers and restaurants we’ve all seen as we travel across Canada like Forever 21, Jack Astor’s Grill and Purr Clothing, and downtown becomes the place to shop in Winnipeg.
-It’s been a year of continued positive change for downtown Winnipeg. New developments broke ground, new projects were announced, and millions in private and public funding were directed to downtown projects and programs. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, with the help of CentreVenture, The Forks North Portage Partnership and the Exchange District BIZ, has compiled a list of downtown’s top events, projects and initiatives of 2009.
Performing 66 percent better than Model National Energy guidelines suggest, a new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in downtown Winnipeg is setting new standards for commercial office buildings.