This one-storey brick building on Main Street in Winnipeg, measuring 54 feet by 86 feet, was constructed as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited by William Arthur Irish at a cost of about $20,000. It was opened officially on 14 December 1929. An addition on the front of the building has all but concealed the original storefront but portions are still visible from the side facing Atlantic Avenue.
Former Safeway store on Main Street in Winnipeg (April 2020)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92533, W97.12490
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Irish (1872-1941)
Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 4900/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.
[Advertisement], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 December 1929, page 4.
“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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