On June 22, 1960 Grosvenor Park Centre held it’s grand opening. Grosvenor Park Centre is Saskatoon’s second oldest shopping centre.
In 1960 the shopping centre was located on the outer limits of the city. The developers dreamed the city would one day expand beyond the borders of 8th Street East. No one could have guessed that 8th Street East would be one of Saskatoon’s main traffic arteries. Over 50,000 vehicles drive past Grosvenor Park Centre on a daily basis.
In 1960 Loblaws, Reitmans and Woolworth were the anchor tenants. Amazingly after 52 years one of the original anchors is still at Grosvenor Park Centre, that tenant is Loblaws. Loblaws in Grosvenor Park Centre has had a few facelifts and name changes over the years and is now known as the Real Canadian Wholesale Club.
It is truly amazing to be in business for over half a century!