49th Parallel Grocery

49th Parallel Grocery
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Wendy Battie
Short Business Description:
The Ladysmith grocery store includes The 49th Cafe and Bloooms Flower Shoppe, with 3 more store locations in Duncan, Chemainus, and Cedar.
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1020 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A5
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Long Business Description:

The 49th Parallel Grocery stores are owned and operated by Wayne and Harmina Richmond. The Richmond’s purchased the 49th Parallel Grocery store in Ladysmith in August of 1977. At that time, “the 49th” had been in operation for almost 40 years and in a 3000 square foot building.

In 1979, the 49th in Chemainus became part of the group.

In 1989, a new store in Ladysmith was constructed next door to the old store and the old one was taken down.

In September 1997, a store in Cedar, B.C. was opened. The Cedar store is a little larger than the Ladysmith store and was designed with the local community in mind.

Our Duncan location was added in 2007.

The Ladysmith store was expanded again in 2010 to a total size of 20,000 square feet to include The 49th Cafe and Bloooms Flower Shoppe.

Finally in October of 2013, we opened our new store in Chemainus bringing the total employee compliment to over 230.

We thank our communities for your ongoing support. We’re here to serve you.

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