News Release - November 22, 1999
NEW MOOSE JAW LIQUOR STORE OPENS
Moose Jaw's former CPR Station roared back to life today with the official
opening of the new Station Centre Liquor Store.
"This store is an achievement on many levels," said Doreen Hamilton, minister
responsible for the Liquor and Gaming Authority. "Our partnership with the
City of Moose Jaw and its tourism groups has created a valuable addition to the
city's tunnel-tourism theme. A beautiful, historic downtown building has been
revitalized. Moose Jaw liquor store customers will now have more space, more
products and better access to service."
The Station Centre Liquor Store recreates Moose Jaw's history. In the 1920s,
the CPR station was a hive of local activity and transport. The building was
empty and deteriorating when the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority began
renovating it for a new liquor store in July.
The station, at Manitoba and Main Street, includes many of the original
architectural features of the building, such as its terracotta tiles and ticket
wicket, which have been refurbished. The stately clock tower is being
repaired, and some of the original benches from the station have been
incorporated into the design of the store. Even new features, such as the
lighting, have been designed to reflect the historic era. A mural, depicting
the station's place in the city's history, will be added to an outside wall in
The new store replaces the Fairford Street liquor store, which did not have
sufficient space and was difficult to access. The Fairford Street store is now
closed and the Liquor and Gaming Authority is tendering for the sale of the
building. All staff from the Fairford Street store have moved to the new
location, and its hours of operation will remain the same, 9:30 a.m. until 9
p.m., Monday to Saturday. The hours of operation and staffing of the South
Hill liquor store in Moose Jaw will not change.
For more information, contact:
Liquor and Gaming Authority
Phone: (306) 787-1721