Victoria’s CPR Steamship building gains an upscale, trendy tenant

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority inks deal to bring popular Romer's Taphouse to Inner Harbour

Romer’s Waterfront Tap Room, part of a chain that has garnered a following on the mainland, is the latest tenant for the former CPR Steamship Terminal building on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority announced this week it had signed a sublease deal with Vancouver-based Extra Mile Hospitality Group for the 3,500-square foot space on the second level of the building. The goal is to be open by mid-summer 2013.

“Extra Mile’s fresh and innovative concept is the perfect fit for the Steamship Terminal,” harbour authority president and CEO Curtis Grad said in a media release. “The flexible restaurant/coffee-bar approach will optimize the use of space and appeal to both visitors and residents, morning, noon and night.”

Romer’s plans to take advantage of the outdoor seating area facing the harbour during warmer months. As part of its presentation it plans to feature more than 20 micro-brewed beers on tap and numerous wine options, as well as fresh baked goods and meal options spotlighting local and Island suppliers.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring the energy and vision of today’s local farm to table food movement to the Inner Harbour in a fun and approachable way,” said Wayne Holm, co-owner of Extra Mile.

The company plans to begin renovating their space in the coming weeks. The design aims to acknowledge the historic and grand nature of the building.

The building’s anchor tenant, the Bateman Foundation, is in the midst of renovations and plans a soft opening for this spring.

The harbour authority leases the building from the Provincial Capital Commission.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Victoria’s oldest pipes to be replaced this year

The pipes along Cook Street were installed in 1891 and are made of bricks

Esquimalt needs urgent health care facility, mayor says

A severe doctor shortage is leaving Esquimalt residents scrambling for health care

WATCH: Medieval fighters train in Colwood

Fighters are gearing up for world championships in medieval combat

POLL: Should people have to license their cats?

The Victoria Natural History Society has sent letters to 13 municipalities in… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Most Read