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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Piggly Wiggly Store No. 16 / Safeway Store (1821 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in 1930 as a grocery for Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited. After Safeway Stores Limited purchased Piggly Wiggly in mid-1935, the store was eventually rebranded. It was vacant at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Former Piggly Wiggly and Safeway store on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg

Former Piggly Wiggly and Safeway store on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87900, W97.21452
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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