For anyone driving down Academy Road, it was hard not to notice the closing sale signs as well as building for sale sign at Moulé Winnipeg at 443 Academy Road. The onetime flagship of a family business spanning 4 locations across North America is now closed and the windows reveal an empty store.
The boutique sold clothes, make-up, gifts and wide array of items in a 1928 converted family residence that was built out to the street in 1994. At just under 3000 square feet, it was not a small store in the least.
Academy Road continues to evolve. Over the years, it was home to Safeways, gas stations such Gulf. Pacific 66, movie theatre, pharmacies, banks like Fidelity Trust, Bank of Montreal, TD, Royal Bank, dentist offices, video stores like Video Zone and Adi’s and a greasy spoon restaurant. In recent years, it has been boutiques and fancy restaurants.
By the way, if anyone can remember all the gas stations on Academy Road, please message me.
Moulé Winnipeg has been unconditionally sold and it seems likely we are going to be seeing another shop set up. With any luck, it will have the long successful run that its previous owner did.
This has been a editorial by John Dobbin.
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