Our Origin Story


Wings Grocery was first established in 1969, by Sandy Wings and family . Wow! Can you imagine? That's older than Starbucks (founded in 1971)!


A major fire happened in 1976 on Johnstone block, Baker Street. Wing's Grocery, along with Mann’s Meat Market, Dee’s Ladies Apparel, and seven apartments was destroyed.


In the late 1970s, Wings Grocery resurfaced at the current location on 371 Baker Street.


Edmond and Dana purchased and took over the store. Marking the beginning of the family business.


By starting to bring in more products and continuously improve the store, the store's business grew steadily and became a part of many people's daily routine.


In 1996, Dana's brother Jamie and his family immigrated to Canada from China, and continue to operate the store within the family.


For the next 15 years, Jamie brought in even more Asian product selections such as herbal medicines, dim sum, and beverages that are unheard of to locals. Since then, Wings Grocery became a signature Asian product store for the entire Kootenay region.


In 2011, Dana and Jamie's brother Tony and his wife Joyce decided to quit and sell everything in Vancouver and moved to Nelson to take up the torch of Wings Grocery.


With a continuous effort to bring in more product variety and quality, plus great customer service, Wings Grocery continues to receive support from the people of Nelson.


The Pandemic hit the world hard, but Wings Grocery strived to provide the same quality of products and opening hours for the people of Nelson.


Finally, it's time for Wings Grocery to hit the cyber world! With the new online store, Wings Grocery can now offer a LOT more product selections to not only Nelson but entire Canada! Check out our online Novelty, online eGrocery, and Nelson local products.
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