Woodwards – DTES

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The new woodwards “W” is up and above the city! reclaiming the skies like its former self.

Woodward’s was a central feature of the retail scene especially in southwestern British Columbia for much of the twentieth century. The chain was distinctive in that the stores included a large supermarket (the “Food Floor”) as an adjunct or at some locations part of the department store. When Woodward’s sold the Food Floor – long known for its quality and its line of unusual specialities – to Safeway, the flagship food floor became a reduced-size IGA store until the building closed as Safeway showed no interest in that location. Many older western Canadians remember fondly Woodward’s famous “Dollar Forty-nine Days” sales.

the old woodwards after years of nothingness

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