Coming soon to Little Italy?

Only time, and a vote this week by an often-ignored city hall board, will tell…

The future of Cafe 22? (City of Winnipeg)
How it looks today. (Google Street View)

Consequently, given the recent precedents and neighbourhood concern about the scale and intensification of drinking establishments in the area, the Planning and Land Use Division recommends a cautious approach, which accommodates an expansion of the facility, but restricts both the overall capacity and the cocktail lounge component. As stated previously, the applicant has requested the following:

Cocktail Lounge – 131 people Restaurant – 131 people Patio – 40 people Total Capacity – 302 persons

The Division is recommending that the capacity be limited as follows:

Cocktail Lounge – 75 people Restaurant – 113 people Patio – 37 people Total Capacity – 225 persons

This would be consistent with approvals for overall capacity granted for other restaurants and lounges west of Arbuthnot over the last year

The Division further recommends that the outdoor patio be closed at 12:00am on Sun-Wed evenings. On all other evenings, the MLCC restrictions would apply, as is currently the case.


@kentonlarsen reporting this morning: “Letter in mail: Cafe 22 on Corydon intends to knock down nearby duplex and build a large patio.

That would be the property in blue to the east of the current site. I believe it’s a rental.

On a side note: I always thought there was intense scrutiny of new/expansions of lounges and bars in the Corydon Village area…public hearings etc.

Did I miss this? This is the first I’ve heard of this proposal.

I find that odd because I love pizza and drinking.