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Forks Market to get $2.5 million makeover, new food vendors wanted

WINNIPEG – A harvest table, a craft beer and wine kiosk and five new food vendors are among some of the changes coming to The Forks Market.

The $2.5 million revamp is set to begin next week and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The Forks celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, the staff said it’s time the Winnipeg landmark had a makeover.

“The food culture has changed a lot, we have some amazing tenants who have added to that, but it’s time to add some new faces,” said Clare MaKay from The Forks.

During the renovations The Forks Market will remain open. Longtime food vendors are relieved that changes are on the way.

“I think it’s great that the management is seeing it’s time to invest in The Forks,” said Gus Tsouras at Fergies Fish N’ Chips. “Certainly things have been needed here for a while.”

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Tsouras said he is especially excited for the new seating arrangement to accommodate more customers.

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Signs at the market proclaim “Delicious things are coming to The Forks” in front of closed stalls. Longtime vendors are also uncertain about what’s coming, but believe the announcement has something to do with the vacant stalls.

Some shop owners have said they’re hoping changes will bring more people to the tourist destination at the meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

READ MORE: Winnipeg landmark The Forks Market turns 25

A sign hints at Tuesday’s big announcement at The Forks regarding changes on the way to The Forks Market.
A sign hints at Tuesday’s big announcement at The Forks regarding changes on the way to The Forks Market. Talia Ricci / Global News