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Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited

The first Safeway grocery stores in Manitoba were constructed in mid-1929. In August 1935, Safeway Stores acquired the assets of Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited and converted some its stores to the Safeway banner.

Manitoba Stores (1930s)

City

Location

Status (2020)

Boissevain

384 South Railway Street

Appliance store

Brandon

164 Tenth Street

Demolished (?)

Dauphin

207 Main Street North

Clothing store

Killarney

515 Broadway Avenue

Demolished (?)

Minnedosa

45 Main Street South

Vacant

Neepawa

243 Hamilton Street

Newspaper office

Selkirk

240 Manitoba Avenue

Skate shop

Virden

512 Seventh Avenue South

Accounting office

Winnipeg No. 505

410 Academy Road

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 506

595 Broadway

Pharmacy

Winnipeg No. 503

627 Corydon Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg

843 Ellice Avenue

?

Winnipeg No. 527

920 Grosvenor Avenue

?

Winnipeg No. 522

227 Kelvin Street

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 502

247 Lilac Street

Grocery store

Winnipeg

1784 Logan Avenue

Pawn shop

Winnipeg

605 Main Street

Employment office

Winnipeg No. 523

1411 Main Street

Food company

Winnipeg No. 520

129 Marion Street

Furniture store, bookstore

Winnipeg No. 531

820 Notre Dame Avenue

?

Winnipeg No. 530

102 Osborne Street

?

Winnipeg No. 504

535 Osborne Street

Restaurants

Winnipeg No. 507

893 Portage Avenue

Tanning salon

Winnipeg No. 508

1046 Portage Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 509

1333 Portage Avenue

Pet supplies store

Winnipeg

1821 Portage Avenue

Vacant

Winnipeg No. 515

1849 Portage Avenue

Restaurant

Winnipeg No. 525

2611 Portage Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 517

107-109 Regent Avenue West

Massage and tattoo shops

Winnipeg No. 535

544 Rosedale Avenue

?

Winnipeg No. 513

577 Sargent Avenue

Pawn shop

Winnipeg No. 511

785 Sargent Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg

557 Selkirk Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 501

110 Sherbrook Street

Bakery

Winnipeg No. 521

1 St. Annes Road

Wellness centre

Winnipeg No. 529

222 St. Mary’s Road

Martial arts studio

Winnipeg No. 528

860 St. Mary’s Road

Bible Society office

Winnipeg No. 510

719 St. Matthews Avenue

Grocery store

Winnipeg

470 Stradbrook Street

?

Winnipeg

775 Westminster Avenue

Grocery store

Winnipeg No. 532

894 Westminster Avenue

?

Winnipeg No. 512

653 William Avenue

Demolished (?)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Macdonald Consolidated Building / Safeway Building (313 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Business: Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited

Sources:

“Big system of chain groceries is coming here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1928, page 3.

“Safeway stores receive four building permits,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1929, page 3.

“Safeway Stores to locate here,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 11 July 1929, page 1.

“Dramatic developments in Winnipeg herald important changes in retail business,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 October 1929, page 5.

“Safeway chain to build four stores in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1932, page 3.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

“Probe hears of Piggly Wiggly stores setup,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 October 1935, page 3.

We thank Leslie Mckendry-Smith, George Penner, and Ken Storie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2020

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