Now dubbed The Strathcona, Canadian restaurant franchise Leopold’s Tavern is the first tenant in the 130-year-old building as it opened its doors on Monday after a soft launch over the weekend.
The hotel, which is a designated historic resource that can’t be torn down, is the oldest wood-frame commercial building on Whyte Avenue and when it first opened, was a frequent stopping point for those just arriving in the city at the train station across the street.
We’ve got big boots to fill for sure, and being in this building is definitely an honour for us and being in such a great city like Edmonton is an even bigger honour for us, so we just want to do the people proud, bring our service and have a good time,
General manager, Malcolm Rabb
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