So once upon a time Winnipeg had a mayor who thought a little outside of the box and tried to rekickstart downtown. As part of that, a new bridge was built linking the two former separate cities of Winnipeg and St. Boniface (they were merged in 1972). A sexy bridge to give the city a landmark.
As part of the bridge, they built a large kiosk designed for a high end restaurant use. Fabulous views day and night, winter and summer. But no-one took the city up on the offer as the costs of fitting it out were high.
Now they've just announced that Salisbury House, a local greasy spoon chain is to open in it. Salisbury House is like the locally grown equivalent of Dennys. And to add insult to injury they're going to put a massive red sign on it.
Two things: the current mayor is a former shareholder of Salisbury House's parent company. And Salisbury House's main clientale is the old who like to drive everywhere in this city. The restaurant is in the middle of a long bridge, so I cannot see their base clientale filling the place.