This one-storey brick building on Broadway in Winnipeg, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was constructed in 1929 by contractor William Arthur Irish, at a cost of about $12,000, as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited. Its exterior had been heavily modified and the building was in use as a pharmacy at the time of a 2020 site visit.
Former Safeway store on Broadway West in Winnipeg (April 2020)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88575, W97.15406
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Irish (1872-1941)
Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3146/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.
“Safeway stores receive four building permits,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1929, page 3.
“2-day opening,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1929, page 6.
“For Easter … It’s Swift’s premium ham,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 April 1936, page 12.
This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 March 2022
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