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This former Saskatchewan liquor board store has been completely transformed with the addition of a second storey in the winter of 2020-21. In 2017 Jason Leo Bantle moved his photography gallery, All in the Wild, across the street to this space. In the early years of the Park, like the postal service, liquor sales were contracted out to local businesses. This outlet built around 1960 had a flat roof, small high windows, and separate entrance and exit doors following a design used in small towns throughout the province at this time. The LBS is now privatized and located further up the block.
A business called Waskesiu Park Services used to pay a penny for each beer bottle returned there. They would wash, box, and store the bottles until after the summer season. In the fall, Mr. Manegre from the Waskesiu Riding Stables next door would haul them into the Prince Albert Bottle and Keg Exchange in the truck he used to transport his horses to and from Waskesiu.
In 2000, Jeff and Tammy McNaught moved their popular At the Beach clothing store from Park Centre to this space. (Above photo 2001, Dorell Taylor) For many years they distributed Canada Day t-shirts for free or a donation to a local charity. Hundreds of delighted visitors wore these shirts to the annual pancake breakfast and Canada Day Parade to show their national pride. (Photo below)
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