Mexican street-food restaurant setting up downtown: Mexican mini-chain picks Winnipeg for its first location outside Ontario
August 4, 2017
A Mexican street-food restaurant mini-chain that offers customers a tantalizing mix of food, drink, art and music has chosen downtown Winnipeg as the site for its first outlet outside Ontario.
Monarch & Misfits, a Toronto-based restaurant operator that has four La Carnita restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, is taking over the former Fox & Fiddle English-style pub/eatery space at 456 Main St.
Although renovations to the interior of the cavernous space are still a work in progress, company CEO Andrew Richmond said in an interview Thursday they’re hoping to open for business before the end of this month.
Richmond said Monarch & Misfits had no plans to expand beyond Toronto until he visited friends in Winnipeg about three years ago. While here, he met with a local business group that filled him in on some of the things that have are happening in the downtown and in the city in general.