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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kelekis’ Restaurant (1100 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Kelekis’ Restaurant on Main Street in Winnipeg was opened in 1946 by Chrystomis “Chrys” Kelekis, a Turkish immigrant who established himself in the local food scene by first operating a pushcart which sold sweets and popcorn, and then a confectionery. Kelekis’ six daughters all eventually joined the family business and ran it until its closure in 2013. By all accounts, Kelekis’ was a Winnipeg institution.

Kelekis’ Restaurant

Exterior of Kelekis’ Restaurant (January 2013)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91695, W97.13183
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Chrystomis “Chrys” Kelekis (1888-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: Mary Kelekis (1925-2019)


This page was prepared by George Penner and Anne Brazeau.

Page revised: 15 July 2022

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