Hi-Way Market has changed over the years... from a two story department store in the 50's- 80's to a Zehr's store today. 

Hi-Way Market, Kitchener was established (late 1950's?) in what was then deemed the out-skirts of Kitchener, called "Centreville". This was done to escape the Kitchener by-law that prohibited late-night shopping or something. The proprietor: Ralph Kraft originally had a grocery store: "Central Market" not to be confused with the current "Central Fresh Market" still in Kitchener - & built the "Hi-way Market." The place was basically ahead of it's time- it sold everything & allot - the Cosco of the 60's & 70's. Eventually Kraft sold the business to Dominion Stores. Dominion Stores was connected to Conrad Black & his companies. Black took "possession" of the Dominion stores employees pension plan funds & converted them to his own use. The unionized employees had to go to court to get their funds back - after about 10? years , they succeeded. Dominion stores decided to close the Hi-Way Market.

For Fun here is a Hi-way Market commercial from December 1985 - Toy Commercial

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