Downtown dining

Terra Lennox-Zepp poses outside the Arts Centre in downtown Prince Albert. (Peter Lozinksi/Daily Herald)

Terra Lennox-Zepp loves Prince Albert’s downtown.

The neighbourhood is more than just part of the city councillor’s ward. To her, it’s a unique part of the city to be celebrated. Lennox-Zepp wants others to know what she does about the city’s downtown, which is why she has teamed up with the historical society for a food and architecture tour of the city’s historical core.

“In Prince Albert, we oftern talk about how to revitalize our downtown. I decided I’d like to take action on that,” Lennox-Zepp said.

“When I travel, I enjoy taking food and architectural tours. I wanted to bring that back to Prince Albert.”

She reached out to all nine restaurants in the downtown area, some on Central, and others nearby. They all agreed.

“We’ve had an explosion of new, fun restaurants in the downtown, Central Avenue and area,” she said. “I thought it would be a fun way of highlighting the new restaurants we have and inviting people to sample at each restaurant, show them something they may have never tried before.”

While the restaurants are a highlight of Lennox-Zepp’s tour, she’s also stressing the importance of the neighbourhood’s stories.

“We’re going to stop at each restaurant and learn about the restaurateur,” she said. “The owners of the restaurants are passionate about what they do, and I think it’s interesting to understand what they do, why they do it and their passion.”

The buildings themselves also have stories to tell.

“We’re going to show off the architecture, and the stories behind the heritage of our downtown architecture,” Lennox-Zepp explained.

For more on this story, please see the July 26 print edition of the Daily Herald