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Though this location opened in 1996, McNally Robinson Booksellers was established in 1981. Considered to be among the largest Canadian bookshops, this much loved store is a delight for bookworms. Specializing in local and national writers, their impressive collection features best-sellers, new releases, staff selections, award winners and more. They also stock a good range of music, movies and games along with other merchandise. Climb up their grand spiral staircase to the mezzanine where a whole new world of fantasy and magic awaits for kids. This huge section for little readers has everything you will need to inculcate reading habits in your child, right from the time they are toddlers. Those who would like to self publish their novels can avail of the printing service on-site. From reading sessions to live performances and book launches, this store regularly hosts events for all. They also have a restaurant on-site to take care of your hunger pangs. With so much to explore, you will just want to linger for hours at this book-store.
Located at the Northern quadrant of Garden City Shopping Center, EB Games is a haven for console addicts. The entire catalog of non-portable and portable consoles can be found in this store. Almost every new game release is bound to make it to the shelves as well. If you haven't saved up enough, take a shot with the list of cheaper-priced used CDs available and you may end up with a bargain. If modern gaming gadgets are too complicated for your liking, a game of good old Pacman is enough to recreate interest in video games.
The northern suburbs of Winnipeg got its own mall with the arrival of the Garden City Shopping Center. Located at McPhillips Street, the Mall lies diagonally opposite to the Seven Oaks General Hospital. The exclusive shops promise to cover all your shopping and the subsequent dining desires. While the shops have a mix of fashion, clothing, electronics and stationery stores, the Asian influence in the food courts is hard to miss. Whilst not the most indulgent of places, Garden City does ensure shoppers tick on everything from their shopping lists.
Located in a old-world carriage house, Pineridge Hollow is a local souvenir shop, a furniture store and a restaurant rolled into one. The restaurant serves an array of delicious specialties which reflect the influence of the Prairie cuisine. Using locally sourced produce, the kitchen at Pineridge Hollow offers delicacies like Fig and Pear Flatbread, Pan Seared Pickerel and Mushroom Pasta. A number of teas, coffees, juices, cocktails and beers are available to sip along with your meal as well as a well-selected list of wines. Once you are done with your meal, you can browse the furniture and gift-shop section for beautifully crafted local handicrafts and furniture.