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Rogers Square officially reopens

Rogers Square officially reopens

Over 140 Absen XD6 LED panels were installed in a new and exciting array at the Rogers Square (Nova Centre) in Halifax, NS .

Design and installation by Westbury National. Congrats to the entire Westbury team for a breathtaking installation.

 

Article taken from THE STAR

HALIFAX—A section of what was once Grafton St. in downtown Halifax was officially opened Friday as the telecom-company-branded Rogers Square.

The tunnel connecting the two ends of Grafton St. leads under the Nova Centre. It’s been open to the public for more than a year and has had Rogers Square signs up for months.

“I’m part of the team here in Halifax but I live in Toronto so I think there’s a little bit of East Coast humour that you’re inviting me out to announce the name of the Rogers Square that’s been up for two and a half months now,” said Tom Turner, senior vice-president of corporate and commercial sales for Rogers, at the event.

The outdoor plaza is part of the Nova Centre, the $500-million glass structure in the heart of downtown Halifax. The building includes a long-delayed hotel, office space, the new Halifax Convention Centre and retail spaces. The project broke ground in 2012 and the building was officially opened in 2017.

In 2014, Halifax Regional Municipality voted to sell a portion of Grafton St. to Nova Centre developer Joe Ramia’s Rank Inc for $1.9 million. In 2017, Ramia sold the naming rights of the plaza to Rogers.

“With many screens throughout, public Wi-Fi and systems in place, it is the first and only community-based event space in Atlantic Canada,” Ramia claimed at the grand opening on Friday.

“I have no doubt that Rogers Square will satisfy the expectation of Nova Scotia.”

The square’s viability as an events space was a key feature of the opening. It’s expected to be used for concerts, markets and other community gatherings.

“We have so many things going on it’s nice to have different options. This is obviously a little smaller and more enclosed, it’s covered in the event of rain, which looks like it might be an issue in the week ahead,” Savage said. “Having more options for people to gather is a really cool thing.”