The Drinkle Mall in Saskatoon will celebrate its hundredth anniversary in 2013.
Here are some of the stories of the entrepreneurs who keep Drinkle's vision of grandeur alive today...
In the early 1900s, 25-year-old John Clarence Drinkle came to Saskatoon from a farm in Ontario. He was broke and ambitious. A decade later he was a self-made millionaire, known as The Great Drinkle. But he lost it all. The Drinkle No. 3 is the only thing left of the tycoon's legacy and it turns 100 this year.
Dave Denny is the owner of Drinkle No.3. He bought the 100 year old building when his family moved to Saskatoon after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their New Orleans home in 2006.
Who We Are
Saving an Old Building
Photography by Madeline Kotzer (CBC)
Design by Andre Mougeot (CBC)