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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Piggly Wiggly Store No. 7 / Safeway Store / Payfair Store (615 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in 1930 as a grocery store for Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited. Sold to Safeway Stores Limited in 1935, and later operated as a Payfair store, the building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, was in use as a community office at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Former Piggly Wiggly and Safeway store on Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg

Former Piggly Wiggly and Safeway store on Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89315, W97.15993
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


“For Easter … It’s Swift’s premium ham,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 April 1936, page 12.

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

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 April 2020

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