The MRG Group announced today it will begin managing The Garrick in Winnipeg, Manitoba, effective immediately. The MRG Group said in a statement that the company plans to run the multi-room event venue “as a premiere destination in Canada for music and entertainment.”
“We are looking forward to keeping music and events alive at The Garrick as well as making it a key stop for MRG Concerts routing,” President of The MRG Group, Matt Gibbons told Amplify.
Gibbons added in a statement: “We plan to bring elevated entertainment to a venue beloved by the city. We also look forward to shaking things up a bit and will be announcing updates later in the year.”
The Garrick, most recently known as Garrick Centre, announced it was closing its doors on June 29. A message posted on its website and social media attributed a change of management for the closure. That was the second time in 15 years that the almost 100-year-old venue was shuttered. The building originally opened in 1921 as a movie theater and in 2002 was purchased by a nearby hotel. After multi-million dollar renovations, the venue reopened as an entertainment complex known as Garrick Centre.
The MRG Group plans to go forward with the events that were scheduled before the building’s temporary closing at the end of June. The current listings include Against Me! on Sept. 2, Oh Wonder: Ultralife Tour on Sept. 11, and Japandroids on Oct. 17.
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