Reed’s Bazaar

Reed’s Bazaar opened on Jasper Avenue in November of 1905 selling tea, coffee, candy and household supplies to early Edmontonians. In 1912, the first location was destroyed by fire. Upon reopening in 1913 Reed’s was specializing in fine china, glass and silverware and had changed its name to Reed’s China and Gift Shop. From 1917 until 1965 Reed’s was located in the area of 103rd Street and Jasper Avenue. In 1985, when Reed’s marked its eightieth anniversary, it was the second oldest continuing retail business in the City of Edmonton. (Text adapted from City of Edmonton Archives catalogue)

102 Street & Jasper Ave Location

1912

nc-6-159 - Reed's Bazaar fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

nc-6-163 - Reed's Bazaar after fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

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nc-6-159 - Reed's Bazaar fire, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912 - Now

10325 – Jasper Ave Location

1935

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nd-3-1080 - Regent Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta. - Now

101 Street Location

Circa 1980s

EA-792-388 - Reed's China & Gift Shop - Circa 1980s

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EA-792-388 - Reed's China & Gift Shop - Circa 1980s - Now

Other Locations

1918

In at least one year Reed’s set up a branch store for the holiday season (see below).

Ar01209 - Reed's Bazaar - The Edmonton Bulletin, October 2, 1918 (CITY EDITION), Page 12, Item Ar01209

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