Monthly Archives: March 2013
Development priorities for downtown Winnipeg are still upside-down.
A year after the SHED planning was revealed — designating the downtown blocks between Portage Avenue and Broadway a sports, hospitality and entertainment district — the “Big Idea” for developing the two vacant MPIC parking lots south of Graham Avenue also includes no residential space.
The search is heating up for a replacement for the latest Zellers store to bite the dust — the outlet in the basement of the downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. store.
The downtown Zellers closed its doors on Sunday, leaving area residents with just one full-service grocery store — the Family Foods outlet at the corner of Broadway and Donald Street.
The memorable motto from Field of Dreams, urging Kevin Costner’s film character to build a baseball diamond on his Iowa farm, could just as easily describe Mark Chipman’s vision. More than a decade ago, the chief executive officer of True North Sports and Entertainment proposed building an arena in downtown Winnipeg.
Do you have a Summer Job Yet?
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking host that provides a clean and welcoming environment to everyone that visits our downtown. Be part of the solution by joining the Streetscape Team!
Winnipeg’s first Commerce Design Winnipeg contest announced its inaugural set of winners on Friday, March 8th at The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City address.