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Winnipeg Free Press {Newspaper} - 1970-11-10,Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free press tuesday. November 10, 1970 21 Cai Skatfeld president of the Manitoba Branch of the Canadian restaurant Assoc Amon seen in one of his restaurants. Dealer proposes bold plan for downtown Brandon by Maroon Siddiqi Brandon special a a bold plan by a Brandon farm machinery dealer to turn four blocks of the Down Loti area into a roofed mall healed and air conditioned has caught the image Nalion of the Prairie City s 32,000 residents. Glen Lawson was so tired of hearing businessmen Lalic but do Bolliing Aho it rejuvenating the fast deteriorating downtown shopping Dis Tritt. That he an architect to draw plans for roofing the area. Or. Lawson took his 5l.s million proposal and architects drawings to a recent meeting of downtown bus Iii ass Man and went away As chairman of an la Man Rosser Avenue mall committee set lip to study the projects feasibility. A if you Fellows Don t get off your backs now you will go out of circulation who told the meeting. Under the proposal the Root would touch the second floors of All existing buildings and would also be used As a parking lot for about 260 cars with romps leading from Side streets. A what precipitated my thinking Quot said air. Lawson a was the threat to the downtown shopping District posed by the new $4 million shopping Centre now under construction on the Southern outskirts of Brandon less than two Miles from downtown. The Benlic with Many National retail stores is scheduled to open in february. Quot today our downtown is faced with the same problems that old downtown in Small North american cities face when big slipping centres come up he said. Or. Lawson said Brandon a shopping area is losing an estimated so million in retail sales every year to Winnipeg and Minot. N.d., both within 200 Miles of Brandon. Quot this great business leakage is because people simply Don t like Dingy old downtown which also have parking problems a he said. A if we had a Good downtown shopping area Here most if not All of that so million would have been going into Brandon s Cash the ramp committee has asked the provincial government to apply for department of regional economic expansion funds for the project. But added or. Lawson a even if we done to get a cent from the government we will not give up our a the roof and the entire mall will belong to the City so w e can ask the City to Issue debentures for s1.5 million and recover the Money with interest from downtown merchants in property taxes Over a ii cried of 20 m r a Lawson said in the area Quot seem willing to accept such an a this Guy could be our Savior a one merchant said. Since the initial meeting or Lawson has received approval in principle from the provincial planner in Winnipeg with his own business half a mile from the downtown area he wants to cover. Glen Lawson appears an improbable Benefactor. But he says Quot if a Man worked Only to make a this world monthly opinion Monitor Gerald Groulx general manager of the 0uebec federation of egg producers. Nov. 7 Quot i done to know what Jolani Loba is grumbling about. We Don t want to restrict the import of eggs. As a matter of fact we need their Philip Haid supervisor chef of the new up air of Cut Foj Vancouver b.c., nov. 7 a Over done steaks arc my most common complaint Little old ladies ask for the Salmon Parisienne recipe the most Quot a Stan Haug Liley. President of join sphere Joo for. 4 a not Only was our show bigger than the year before but also it was better than the year Lois Wyse author of Hook Quot mrs. Success Quot nov. 3 a in analysing results it was apparent that unhappiness increased As a husbands re cognition in business David Archer president of the Ontario federation of labor nov. 3 a for he last year or. John Young Ontario federation of labor chairman has been trying to in Slimy his own untenable position by attacking workers who negotiate reasonable wage adjustments a . Government spokesman oct. Jim a record of 12 million persons arc on welfare in inc , a an increase m 2ft per cent in the last h. B. Sneath president of the Manitoba poo elevators oct 30 a a the Cost paid by Western Farmers May be much too heavy Miless the Federal got emment pays a fair and proper share As it docs in up porn of other industries m food Industry lifts Economy cont Inird from Page to ability of agric itral a conomy As a cd As to Pic Orban act my Tiv. A for Federated Fine foods says the Quot Swad a we is ii quo Mamac tenders t i potato cd Arr it it it items is of a Psi is w map Hilt in a a to tsp be a Wjt a ii to ass Ikic Martiem to a a Piar to Tartei. Ftp in �73d m a it so a a or panties engaged in the snack business on a Man fac Turing level. Together 1 h c v employ Abc at 300 persons and have an estimated sales vol Nwe s12 a Quot a Toillion annually Etc mss sheilam general a a is tanager of fed enl de said his does Bay products soda is potatoes on a a Wrt Rad aw3 use air he we per cent a a a a to Tail. He Saffles the we vestry a ask Yew Joe i w a cars and Ibe same Rise a bold conf Nile Over the next to years. The Cou oof �o5 very fomented Market sits prod Ixl bidder the lame to a a Atso is m fee Al Pel Jiao. In a4 Lite in to Fly in Tefs Imerio pm doers a ass gasp n of a pm Cess and cd Stem pm a. For finds. 3cost. Of Aie is sir or Amasa. City restaurant Trade cosmopolitan by Bill Leader Man does not live by bread alone a pretty tired old saying but its philosophy is All too familiar to restaurant owners. A nutrition list recently Rem irked that the human race would be far More healthy if they stuck to a diet of raw rolled Oats and water. They might he healthier but they certainly be any happier. As the years Roll by tie human being becomes More and More demanding particularly about his food. In Winnipeg As Wiki the rest of the Westem world eating out is becoming More and More popular. More Uia ii 30 Neva restaurants have been opened in Wii Nipes this year. As the Field becomes larger the race gets faster and those who Don t keep up a keep up with what the Public want today a drop out of the race completely. Maybe a few years ago to keep in the race it was Good enough to serve wholesome food in a clean establishment with reasonable service. Maybe it was Good enough for yesterday but hardly for today. Nowadays the Public want More. They want More than just wholesome food a they want to try exotic dishes from far off lands. They want More than just pleasant clean surroundings a they want their surroundings to Shock or amuse them. Call it decadence if you like but that a the Way a Uli Ilgis w1.c in Vancouver b.c., there a a restaurant called the attic where the in genious owner has decorated Lus place with All the kinds of things you a find in your attic old per ambulatory rocking horses old trunks and so on. One Day a customer Appi cached the owner and said a a you be got about eve Ery tiling in Here bar the Kitchen a a you re right a the owner said and promptly went out and bought a Kitchen sink and had it attached to uie Wall. In new York City there s a restaurant called a the Butcher s shop where the owner bought a butchers shop and decided that a butchers shop it would remain. The restaurant is fitted out with Wall to Wall sawdust and customers eat their meal with sides of a it re and beef hanging on Hooks above their Heads. Restaurants in California employ waitresses who serve nude from the Waist up and others More recently nude from the Waist Down or bottomless As they re known. Winnipeg is no laggard so far As the restaurant scene is concerned but you won t find the californian fad Here. Latest restaurant to open in the City is the old Spaghetti factory at 291 Bannatyne Avenue. The have converted the former Dray building built in the Early 1900�?Ts, and filled it Willii Puli Viies As we is a faithful reproduction of one of the City s old electric trams. Many people Are discovering the delights of eating snails and frogs legs served at the Vielle Gare in St. Boniface and other restaurants in the City. There Are Indian greek Utain Ian French italian mexican chinese West Indian polynesian and Swiss rest a u r a n t s Here and of course As the customers would expect appropriate music and decor Are All in elided. If you re not cowed by All this Competition and you still want to open a restaurant Cal Skatfeld president of the Manitoba Branch of t h e Canadian restaurant association is always prepared to have a Chat and offer some Friendly advice. Or. Skatfeld started in the business 10 years ago a knowing nothing but too Young to be afraid Quot and now owns the pizza place restaurants located at Hargrave and Donald streets. He also has branches in Edmonton and . Alberta As Well As Brandon and Clar Lake. It was an italian Friend of his living in Minneapolis a w to taught him How to make pizza pies. The to made a Deal. Or. Skatfeld would allow the italian to use his Hunting Lodge in Libau Man. If he could teach him to make the pies. But to enter the restaurant business nowadays is a Quot Tricky bunnies so he says. Maybe there Are More people eating out but there arc also a lot More restaurants. A More and More people arc eating out or ordering meals from their Homes a hence the upsurge of the take out Type of restaurants. In order to Start up today you have to sort of Analyse your Market and find out the particular need in an area. A atmosphere and decor Are becoming increasingly important. People like to go to interesting so a person needs a gimmick to be successful nowadays Quot i done to like the word gimmick. I prefer to Call it fresh he said. In the Early 50s thick carpets and subdued lighting was the trend a now a d a y s almost Antl ing seems to go a i think what has happened is the same thing that has happened with clothes. At one time you had to do the same As everyone. Nowadays people seem to do what they want Wear what they want a he said. The Winnipeg restaurant business received a tremendous boost in 1956 when the provincial government decided to liberalize the liquor Laws he said. He anticipated another Large boost in 1974 when the Winnipeg convention Centre Mil be operating. A to be successful in the restaurant business first and Foremost and i received All kinds of advice when i was starting out you be got to enjoy the business. You be got to enjoy people and enjoy sen ing them. You be got to become a night person and you have to accept hard work. It is hard work. You be got to be a Good businessman to survive in fact you be got to be jut about everything a he said. Bonds sales set for new Peak it looks like another record year across the country for Canada savings Bonds sales through payroll deduction plans. With one week remaining in the Bond Campaign total Prairie sales through payroll plans total More than $14,098,000. That s an increase of about one per cent Over total sales at the same time in 1969, which was the previous record year w. S. Dunlop of Winnipeg Prairie Region supervisor for payroll savings also reports sales up in ail regions across Canada. He says it is a Good indication of How canadians regard savings Bonds and the top interest rate that is available this year a 7?4 per cent. Take along hard look at telex there never been a better time it. A telex works 24 hours a Day a seven Days a week. and receiving instantaneous writ ten communications. 0 telex is one of today s most economical Means of country vide communication. It operates on pay As you use basis. # telex connects you directly with Over 20,000 business addresses in Canada Over 30,000 in die .a. And hundreds of thousands around the world. # the Tex exclusive feature of telex service. With Tel Tex you Are Able to reach people outside the telex network in Canada and the .a. 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