Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | December 5, 2017

SaveMart then LaSalle Shopping Centre/Westcourt Mall

Back in the 1960’s SaveMart boasted of being Cornwall’s first sizable self-service shopping center, somewhat of a precursor to today’s WalMart.

It was situated on Vincent Massey Drive (the “new” Highway #2 West) near 13th Street West.The store included a number of departments, including a supermarket.

The facility also included a hairstylist and restaurant.In the 1970s the store was replaced by an expanded LaSalle Shopping Centre, which was more of a mall with a variety of tenants.

The Brookdale Mall to the south was already a going concern by then.

These 1976 newspaper advertisements provide a perspective on trends and prices at that time.

After a busy day of shopping, it is important to pause for a bite to eat.






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