May 24, 2015


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The iconic Paddlewheel Restaurant shuts its doors

The Paddlewheel Restaurant, the long-standing iconic restaurant on the 6th floor of the Bay downtown, will be serving up its last meals on Thursday.
Diners line up all the way out the door for one last lunch at the Paddlewheel Restaurant.
The doors to the Paddlewheel Restaurant will shut for good Thursday.
Diners fill the Paddlewheel Restaurant for one last meal before it closes Thursday.
A classic turkey dinner on one of the Paddlewheel Restaurant's trays.
The Paddlewheel Restaurant's roast beef dinner platter.
The paddlewheel still spins, but without water in the tank.
Coins sit on the floor of a waterless tank next to a spinning paddlewheel. Water hasn't been in its tank for some time but patrons still use it as a wishing well.
Mark Ricafort and Rina Mejia pose in front of the iconic paddlewheel Wednesday afternoon.
Gladys Anderson and her daughter Janet Siemens have been coming to the Paddlewheel Restaurant since Janet was a baby.
Long-time friends Patricia Holmes (left) and Judy Baran had to visit the Paddlewheel Restaurant one last time after spending their Saturdays at the restaurant when they were younger.
Five-year-old Lucien Guertin poses with his grandmother Margaret Wilcok (standing) and her sister Clare Simpson Wednesday after having lunch.
Irene Andrusko has been coming to the Paddlewheel Restaurant for over 30 years.
Four-year-old Mia Reynolds sips on her chocolate milk while having lunch with her mom Wednesday.
John Waagenaar and his son Wess sit next to the mural his dad painted in the early 1970s.
Carolyn Korozs says she's sad to see the Paddlewheel Restaurant close as she drops her tray off at a busing station Wednesday
The Paddlewheel Restaurant, the long-standing iconic restaurant on the 6th floor of the Bay downtown, will be serving up its last meals on Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Diners line up all the way out the door for one last lunch at the Paddlewheel Restaurant. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
The doors to the Paddlewheel Restaurant will shut for good Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Diners fill the Paddlewheel Restaurant for one last meal before it closes Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
A classic turkey dinner on one of the Paddlewheel Restaurant's trays. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
The Paddlewheel Restaurant's roast beef dinner platter. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
The paddlewheel still spins, but without water in the tank. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Coins sit on the floor of a waterless tank next to a spinning paddlewheel. Water hasn't been in its tank for some time but patrons still use it as a wishing well. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Mark Ricafort and Rina Mejia pose in front of the iconic paddlewheel Wednesday afternoon. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Gladys Anderson and her daughter Janet Siemens have been coming to the Paddlewheel Restaurant since Janet was a baby. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Long-time friends Patricia Holmes (left) and Judy Baran had to visit the Paddlewheel Restaurant one last time after spending their Saturdays at the restaurant when they were younger. -
Five-year-old Lucien Guertin poses with his grandmother Margaret Wilcok (standing) and her sister Clare Simpson Wednesday after having lunch. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Irene Andrusko has been coming to the Paddlewheel Restaurant for over 30 years. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Four-year-old Mia Reynolds sips on her chocolate milk while having lunch with her mom Wednesday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
John Waagenaar and his son Wess sit next to the mural his dad painted in the early 1970s. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Carolyn Korozs says she's sad to see the Paddlewheel Restaurant close as she drops her tray off at a busing station Wednesday - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

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