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Manitoba Business: Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited

The first Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in Manitoba were constructed in mid-1929. In 1935, a majority of the company’s assets was acquired by Safeway Stores Limited and some stores were closed, to be reopened as other businesses. Others had been converted to the Safeway banner by the late 1930s.

Manitoba Stores (1930s)

City

Location

Status (2020)

Winnipeg No. 10

384 Academy Road

Grocery store

Winnipeg No. 11

525 Academy Road

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 18

371 Broadway

Demolished (c1970s)

Winnipeg No. 6

619 Broadway

Grocery store

Winnipeg No. 7

615 Ellice Avenue

Community office

Winnipeg No. 13

926 Grosvenor Avenue

Restaurant

Winnipeg No. 8

219 Kelvin Street

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 1

243 Lilac Avenue

Restaurant

Winnipeg No. 3

1413 Main Street

Food manufacturer

Winnipeg No. 4

110 Marion Street

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 20

137 Osborne Street

Restaurant

Winnipeg No. 9

700 Osborne Street

Bookstore

Winnipeg No. 21

607 Portage Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 5

875 Portage Avenue

Vacant

Winnipeg No. 2

1040 Portage Avenue

Wellness centre

Winnipeg No. 15

1315 Portage Avenue

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 16

1821 Portage Avenue

Vacant

Winnipeg No. 22

467 Sargent Avenue

Grocery store

Winnipeg No. 12

611 Sargent Avenue

Recreation club

Winnipeg No. 17

61 Sherbrook Street

Restaurant and music venue

Winnipeg No. 19

393 St. Mary's Road

Demolished (?)

Winnipeg No. 14

775 Westminster Avenue

Grocery store

See also:

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited

Sources:

“Piggly Wiggly to open first city store soon,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 May 1929, page 2.

“Dramatic developments in Winnipeg herald important changes in retail business,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 October 1929, page 5.

“Probe hears of Piggly Wiggly stores setup,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 October 1935, page 3.

“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.

We thank Donald Burroughs for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 April 2020

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