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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 502 / Foodfare Store (247 Lilac Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Osborne Street in Winnipeg was constructed in 1929 as a grocery store for Safeway Stores Limited. The building was occupied by a community grocery at the time of a 2020 site visit. Its exterior is relatively unmodified from its original appearance.

Former Safeway store on Lilac Street in Winnipeg

Former Safeway store on Lilac Street in Winnipeg (March 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86976, W97.15712
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


“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.

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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