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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store (240 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk)

This one-storey brick building on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers and constructed in 1929 by contractor Edwin John Turner, at a cost of about $15,000, as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited.

The building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, was a sporting goods store at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Former Safeway store in Selkirk

Former Safeway store in Selkirk (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14459, W96.87169
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Memorable Manitobans: Edwin John Turner (1878-1934)

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


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

“250 completed stores in west firm’s program,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1929, page 32.

[advertisement], Selkirk Weekly Record, 12 December 1929, page 4.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2022

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