SoPo Square

I was out on the Rudy’s patio last summer with friends, looking over at that big parking lot behind the MTS Centre, and thinking just how awesome it would be if there were a whole bunch more restaurants and patios there we could wander over to. Excellent to read this morning that the dream of patio-hopping may come true!

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From the Winnipeg Free Press, March 12, 2013/Joe Bryska
Doug McKay displays images of the proposed development near the MTS Centre and the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

The new development is still being worked out, but it’s tentatively being called “So-Po” – short for South Portage –

And here’s what gets me excited about patio potential:

McKay and Scott Craig, Artis’s senior property development manager, said what sets the SoPo Square development apart from other downtown developments is the inclusion of a large, T-shaped, outdoor central plaza and three mini plazas around the perimeter of the development.

He and Craig said the initial vision for the plaza includes restaurants with outdoor patios on three sides of the plaza, a large portable stage at one end and light/sound towers at each of the four corners. The types of events that could be held there include outdoor concerts, fashion shows, corporate events and even an outdoor hockey rink.

One word for that – YAY!

What kind of restaurants would you like to see around a plaza like this?

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