A few shots from the Luxton (east of Main) and St. John’s (west of Main) areas on a beautiful night back in April. From the top: No Frills (Main Street); the Luxton Avenue canopy; a VW Camper on Main Street; 7-Eleven (Main Street); Albany Keystone (Main Street); Benny’s Custom Formal Wear (Main Street); Bobo (Main Street); Casa Romana (Main Street); and a GMC Camper (Atlantic Avenue).
Some shots from Main Street, roughly between Selkirk and Magnus, on a very quiet morning (the quiet might have had something to do with the date—January 1). From the top: Magnus Foods along side Bird Shop and Aquiariums; Postal Station B; Minute Muffler; Wojick’s Funeral Chapel; Best Care Drycleaners; Cosmopolitan Florists; a seemingly unnamed convenience store; and Canadian Motorcycle Snowmobile Supplies.
Wasn’t sure if I was going to post this photo. For one thing, it’s not a particularly good photograph. But more importantly, it’s just too depressing.
Can you guess where it is? Okay, clue number one: It’s on Main Street, in the North End. Clue number two: It used to be a restaurant. Have you figured it out yet? It’s the former C. Kelekis Restaurant, social hub of the North End for decades.
Yeesh. Could there possibly be a more potent symbol of North End decline?
Some Main Street shots from the Luxton area (and one from St. John’s). From the top: Video Cellar, Love Nest, Super Sudzer’s, the freshly-repainted Guess Who mural, Royal Canadian Legion, and a couple of generic, empty-looking buildings on the east side of Main.
One last round of sunset photos. From the top: Looking directly at the sunset down Mountain Avenue; Best Way Food Market on the northwest corner of Main and Mountain; and then two from the strip mall on the southwest corner—McDonald’s and the abandoned Blockbuster Video—proving anything can look good if the light is right.
More sunset shots. This time it’s Billy Mosienko Bowling on Main Street.
More crazy sunset shots. This time the focus is Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Main Street) and its neighbor across the street and to the south, Kobi’s Automotive.
A few from Main Street. Of special note here—Vapes on Main, “Manitoba’s first medical marijuana vapor lounge.” Since these photos were taken, the Vapes building has been painted, and it looks like a million bucks. There’s also a new deli beside Vapes—Aleco’s Deli and Catering. It’s great to see private investment taking place on this stretch of Main Street.
Also pictured here: Bobo Chinese Restaurant (a few doors from Vapes), and quite a bit further south, the Occidental/Red Road Lodge (built 1890).
A couple of shots from around Main and Atlantic. On the east side of Main, the curious Polish Museum, and some neglected structures on the west side.