Mainline Co-operative, Salmon Arm

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Mainline Co-operative, Salmon Arm

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  • Shuswap Consumers' Co-operative

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S.A.F.E., a business parented by the Salmon Arm Farmers' Exchange, was the first retail co-operative store in Salmon Arm. When its buildings on Front Street and Shuswap Avenue were destroyed by fire in 1956, the business viability was threatened. At a special meeting , November 21st, 1959, it was resolved to liquidate the assets to the newly formed Shuswap Consumers' Co-operative Association which was incorporated in 1958.

The 1960s was a decade of operational disappointments for the new association and at a special membership meeting in January 1970, amalgamation with the Revelstoke and Shuswap Consumers' Co-operative was presented.

On September 1st, 1971, Shuswap Consumers' Co-operative Association, by special resolution, became Mainline Co-operative.

The next five years realized sufficient growth to encourage the association to consider expansion. Feasibility studies were done and in 1976, the decision was made to build and develop a shopping mall on the perimeter of Salmon Arm.

On September 15, 1977, the Mainline Co-operative opened the Cedarvale Centre at the corner of 10th Street S.W. and 10th Avenue S.W. It operated at this location until 1986 when it closed its doors.


Salmon Arm, B.C.

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MS 72 (Salmon Arm Museum)

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  • English



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  • EAC

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