Nipawin Council has selected a new operator for the Evergreen Centre’s Restaurant.
“At a special meeting of council on Jan. 9, we made a motion to offer the lease to Spice Hospitality Inc.,” Rennie Harper, Nipawin’s mayor, told the Review Jan. 27.
“They are hoping to and we’re proposing that they’re there March 1,” Harper said. “They’re quite confident that they can manage that.”
The Evergreen Centre and Spice Hospitality still have to sign a formal lease agreement.
"They do serve a variety of food. There's been a bit of a misconception that they only serve Indian food. That's not the case. They will serve a large variety of food, including the odd Indian dishes."
Spice Hospitality runs another restaurant called Spice Trail in Prince Albert.
The restaurant at the Evergreen has been open intermittently over the past year.
“I am very pleased to be filling that space. It’s been a long time empty,” said Harper. “I think the feel of the fit between the two parties seems to be very good and I’m very thrilled. I think the people here will be thrilled.”
Notes from council
On Jan. 23, council moved to nominate four events to the 28th Annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards.
Wounded Warriors Weekend, 88th Annual Nipawin Exhibition, SaskEnergy Prairieland Curling Camp and the Nipawin RONA PBR were nominated for community event of the year.
Council also discussed whether or not to direct Nipawin and District Regional Park Board to consider a land expansion that could accommodate additional short-term camping.
“It was sort of determined that perhaps it should be referred back to committee and we should actually ask for a little bit more information to determine in fact what kind of camping there was and was there really a camping need,” said Harper.