Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 03/4/2013 11:14 AM | Comments: 0
The city has approved a five-year lease agreement which will see Chez Sophie become the new restaurant on Esplanade Riel.
This morning, council's downtown development committee unanimously approved the deal, which does not require further approval by executive policy committee or city council. Chez Sophie will replace Salisbury House on the bridge and the restaurant's lease begins April 1.
Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge) said she thinks the French restaurant fits in with the original vision for the bridge.
"I just can't think of anything more perfect," Gerbasi said.
City property director Barry Thorgrimson said the department will be contacting the owners of Chez Sophie to pass along the good news. He said the city will then make arrangements for Salisbury House to remove its equipment so the new tenants can move into the space.
"I understand in talking with our real estate people that they're quite excited, and they're really looking forward to getting going," Thorgrimson said.
Chez Sophie has operated on Avenue de la Cathedrale since 2005. It is operated by Stephane and Sophie Wild, who are from France's Alsace region.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Woman killed in fatal collision near Steinbach
Two charged for illegally selling elk meat
RCMP officer pleads guilty at new assault trial
Premier Selinger talks about his decision to soldier on despite caucus rebellion
Fire commissioner calls for band home inspections
Manitoba lags behind other provinces in organ donations
Woman convicted of aggravated sexual assault in HIV case
Retirees show workplaces how it's done in first choir contest
Two injured in small explosion at Standard Aero
New regulations for pesticides target poisonous plants
Nepinak wants Kelvin teacher fired
88 per cent of employment program retain jobs, closer to financial independence: province
Ready, set -- grow those beards
Conference on civilian internment to be first of its kind in Canada
Exit a body blow for Selinger
Criminal probe into HQ project
6 potential venues of inquiry
Terrorists succeed as Sony shelves The Interview
High of -8 today, warmer weather ahead
Truck-crash victim 'just lit up the room'
A doggone happy reunification
Oswald can win: NDP official
Constitution Act, Treaty 1 at CMHR
Workplace sexual harassment concerns rights commission
Kids-in-hotels program to change
Veterans Affairs hiring again
Woman in hospital after bus hits her
Cultural displays from our Chinese sister city
Tire program gains traction