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January 09, 2020 | General

January 9, 2020 (Edmonton, AB) – Passengers at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will have a new dining option accessible from both sides of security in 2020, with a local Edmonton favourite coming to the airport through a partnership with ECG Ventures. The Canadian Brewhouse will start construction this winter and open in the terminal directly next to Central Security in the fall.

EIA, ECG Ventures and The Canadian Brewhouse will create a new restaurant experience accessible from both sides of security. This will be the 35th Canadian Brewhouse to open in Western Canada, and the first within an airport.

“We just couldn’t imagine a better place to experience the airport culture than in our own backyard,” says Roger Newton, President of The Canadian Brewhouse chain. “This is the city where we started, and ECG Ventures is the perfect group to work with to bring our brand to Edmonton International Airport. It’s a great facility where we can share our hospitality on a national and international level.”

A shift from the traditional Canadian Brewhouse model, this location will be permanently family-friendly, providing travellers of all ages a great dining opportunity when at EIA.

“We’re always looking to bring new options to our passengers,” says Myron Keehn, EIA Vice President of Air Service and Commercial Development. “This partnership with local brands The Canadian Brewhouse and ECG Ventures will be a great addition to our concession offerings both pre- and post-security.”

“We are extremely proud and excited to be operating at Edmonton International Airport in partnership with the Canadian Brewhouse,” says Cale Inglis, President of ECG Ventures. “The Canadian Brewhouse has a strong fan base because of its delicious food, unparalleled beverage options and its unbeatable hospitality.

The 4,000-square-feet dining option will feature the iconic Canadian-themed décor that The Canadian Brewhouse brand is famous for. It will replace the former Jasper Bar and Grill, which closed January 6, and take over a current seating area after security across from Gate 49.

About Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. EIA is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. EIA is a major economic driver, with an economic output of over $3.2 billion, supporting over 26,000 jobs. EIA’s Airport City propels new jobs, tourism and economic diversification – and creates a destination in and around EIA, featuring entertainment, e-commerce, retail, hospitality, cargo/logistics, bio-pharma, light manufacturing and many other industries. EIA is focused on digital strategy to ensure it becomes the airport of the future. For more information, please visit: flyeia.com, follow @flyeia on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook.

About The Canadian Brewhouse

The Canadian Brewhouse is a one-of-a-kind Canadian-themed restaurant and sports bar with an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, drinks and specials every night. The award-winning menu and fun décor, along with an incredible selection of huge TVs, have earned The Canadian Brewhouse the Alberta Consumers’ Choice award eight years in a row. For more information, visit thecanadianbrewhouse.com.

About ECG Ventures

ECG Ventures is an airport food and beverage concessionaire operating in North America. With over 20 years of airport operating experience, ECG Ventures has a mix of local, international and proprietary brands. Visit www.ecgventures.ca for more information.

 

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Media Contacts: 

Chris Chodan, Sr. Communications Advisor, EIA

c: 780 700 3596           e: cchodan@flyeia.com

Nick Cuvelier, Vice President Business Development, The Canadian Brewhouse

t: 780 923 2199            e: nick.cuvelier@thecanadianbrewhouse.com

Cale Inglis, President, ECG Ventures

t: 780 288 6914            e: calei@ecgventures.ca