A St. John’s based restaurant and hospitality development company with over 30 years experience, has ear marked Southwest Properties’ MAPLE as home to their new restaurant.
The Exchange on Hollis will be a premium casual dining experience located at the street level of MAPLE. Robert Moore, owner and President, has labelled the new experience as ‘kitchen & social’. “The modern, open floorplan of The Exchange will create an atmosphere that is as much entertainment as dining,” noted Moore. “And, the terrace is spectacular. It will be the place to be.”
Patrons will enjoy an interior space of over 7,800 square feet and a 2,300 square foot terrace with harbour views and a full outdoor bar and fireplace.
This is Southwest’s second restaurant with Moore and his company. “They did a great job with the Keg at our Marriott Residence Inn in Moncton,” said JimSpatz, Chairman and CEO of Southwest Properties. “We planned for a restaurant at MAPLE to enhance the resident experience and add to the vibrancy of the streetscape. I envisioned a restaurant with a modern, progressive vibe and Moore presented the ideal blend of a hip, urban feel for the space. It will be nothing like Halifax has seen before. “
The Exchange will serve up globally inspired dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable. The restaurant will feature a fireplace, a long central bar and a mix of dining areas with soft seating. Bar areas will be a focal point of the energy and excitement that will permeate throughout the restaurant and onto the terrace. The kitchen will feature a first for Canada – a Josper Charcoal Grill oven. The Josper is one of the hottest trends in Europe and the US and allows for the flavor of a grill, but the controlled cooking environment of an oven.
The Exchange plans to open in 2018. Restaurant details can be found at exchangeonhollis.ca