Let’s take a step back to 1963 and visit another Ladner businesses from yesteryear.
Coming to Ladner in 1947, Ed Magee and his wife Doreen opened their first store on Elliot Street, called Ladner Auction Mart.
He soon also opened furniture stores throughout the Lower Mainland.
His next venture in 1953 was to buy the former Ladner post office building on Delta Street and open it as Magee’s New and Used Furniture and Appliances.
In 1963, he closed his stores but took over the former Mc & Mc Store, a heritage building on Chisholm Street that’s still standing today.
He said the new store was large enough to display quality new furniture and appliances attractively as well as fine second-hand antique furniture.
“Interested in all projects for furthering the business in Ladner, Mr. Magee thinks if all merchants co-operated there could be a great stimulation of business in Ladner,” an article that year stated.
Magee also said he thought Delta council was doing its best to improve the Ladner area.