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Wayne Gretzky Opens Restaurant at Edmonton International Airport

Wayne Gretzky Opens Restaurant at Edmonton International Airport

The man considered by many to be the greatest hockey player in history is now going to feed hungry travelers in Edmonton.

The Great One opens Edmonton International Airport’s newest eatery: Wayne Gretzky’s Wine and Whiskey.

The business is touted as a family-friendly restaurant with liquor cabinets stocked with wine and whiskey from Wayne Gretzky Estates Wines.

Founded in 2007, Gretzky Estates offers wine from Ontario, BC and the United States. The company also produces a line of whiskey.

Although the restaurant is located quite a distance from the new Rogers Arena and the Edmonton Coliseum (the stadium where Gretzky set countless records), the dining room will feature Gretzky memorabilia.

The restaurant is a collaboration with HMS Host, the world’s largest airport food and beverage provider.

Heather Hamilton, director of public affairs at Edmonton International Airport, said the restaurant is slightly ahead of schedule and opened Friday, but no date has been confirmed for a grand opening.

“I suspect all of our passengers have exactly 99 identical ideas about what they would most like to see during the grand opening,” she wrote in an email to CBC.

“We’re from Edmonton, we get it!”