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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 515 (1849 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in 1929. Opened officially on 16 November 1929, it was one of the first nine stores built in the city for Safeway Stores Limited. The building was in use as a restaurant at the time of a 2020 site visit. Its exterior is relatively unmodified from the original appearance.

Former Safeway store on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg

Former Safeway store on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg (January 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87888, W97.21663
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited

Sources:

[advertisement], Winnipeg Tribune, 15 November 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 Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 April 2020

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