Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store (45 Main Street South, Minnedosa)

This one-storey brick building on Main Street South in Minnedosa, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed in 1929 as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited.

It was later used by another grocery store chain into the 1970s. At the time of a 2019 site visit, the building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, had been occupied for several years by an electronics manufacturing company.

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa

Former Safeway store in Minnedosa (June 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.24813, W99.83894
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


“Safeway stores establish main branch in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1929, page 8.

Minnedosa and Her Neighbors by George A. Harland, page 35.

We thank Miles McPherson and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2023

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