By next year at this time, residents of Martensville will have yet another choice for dining and entertainment as Boston Pizza gets set to open a new location on Centennial Drive South next to the Canalta Hotel.
Robert Visser with the Canalta Family of Companies says the franchise chose Martensville for a location based on the same reasons they built a Canalta Hotel in the city. “We’re seeing good success with our hotel and we certainly see Martensville as a good market, with busy highway traffic, which fits with our business model,” says Visser. “The restaurant will also obviously be a great complement to our hotel.”
Kent Muench, Mayor of the City of Martensville, says the news of the Boston Pizza franchise expanding to the city means more than just another choice of great dining options for residents. “The arrival of Boston Pizza in Martensville will be really exciting news for our residents,” Muench says. “The franchise not only provides another dining and entertainment option for residents, but Canalta has told us it will bring between 50 and 60 new full and time jobs to the city which in turn will enhance our local economy.”
City of Martensville Community & Economic Development Manager Dillon Shewchuk believes the city’s continuing residential growth is behind the growing number of businesses and franchises moving into Martensville. “Business owners obviously see the benefits of being here, and as the population continues to grow, we hope to see more business and commercial growth in the city,” says Shewchuk. “From our polling with residents on commercial development, we’re confident that the restaurant and sports bar combination will be popular.”
Visser says they hope to begin construction on the restaurant this May with a target opening date of November 2015.
In the past two years, Tim Horton’s, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Pharmasave and Canalta Hotels have set up shop in Martensville with Canadian Tire, Little Caesars, and Second Cup committing to come to the City. Last year TRX RV moved to Martensville from Saskatoon, and opened the provinces’ first RV Park along side it.
The Boston Pizza franchise has been operating in Canada since 1964. The locations offer casual family dining with a separate sports bar. Boston Pizza has more locations, serving more guests annually than any other casual dining concept in the country. Over 40 million guests are served at over 350 locations in Canada each year.
More details regarding construction and opening dates will be shared as they become available.
For more information on the City of Martensville contact:
Manager, Community & Economic Development