A popular winter pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg has had to deal with a number of speed bumps this season.
First, mild December weather forced RAW:almond off the river and onto solid ground for their opening. Now, they have had to deal with the theft of their generator.
“It has a spotlight on it so that if we need to work late, we put the spotlight on and we can work at night. So they noticed that it was missing,” explains Joe Kalturnyk, co-founder of RAW:almond. “You need a truck to get that out. We assumed that this is somebody that was a little bit more organized and had a game plan of some sort.”
Kalturnyk says things have taken a turn for the better after Sunday’s theft.
“I think it was the maintenance guy from a school on Archibald. He called C&T Rentals and said, ‘Hey, I think we have your light generator here.’ So they called me in sort of an excited panic to tell me that, lo and behold, it turned up.”
A number of other items were stolen too but Kalturnyk says they were fairly minor and won’t impact this week’s grand opening, but he says they will be bringing in their usual security team earlier than usual. The restaurant runs from January 21 through February 14.