Officials have announced that the longstanding Paddlewheel restaurant will close.

The restaurant is housed on the sixth floor of The Bay building in downtown Winnipeg.

The closing date has been set for Jan. 24.

Officials released a statement on Wednesday.

“After careful consideration, The Bay and Compass Group Canada have announced the closure of the Paddlewheel restaurant operated within the Downtown Bay store,” said the statement.

“The Bay is always evaluating our service offerings to ensure they align with our vision of being a leading retailer in North America. As a result of renovations to our stores and/or adjustments to our service offerings, The Bay and Compass Group made the joint decision to close the restaurant, supporting The Bay's continued efforts to improve and deliver an exceptional shopping experience to our customers.”

The Zellers store housed in The Bay basement is also slated to close in the spring.