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Party Stuff & U-Rent-It can trace its history back to the 1950's when a small party rental store was opened on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg. It changed hands and locations a few times over the years and in 1982 it was purchased by the Glass family of Winnipeg.
At that point, the rental service company occupied 2,200 square feet in a small strip mall on St. James Street, near the old Winnipeg Stadium. In 1985, the company was moved to a 7,500 square foot location on Century Street. In 1986 Sheldon Glass was joined in the business by his wife, Sandy. They were subsequently joined by their sons Bryan, in 1991, and Jonathan, in 1994.
The Century Street location underwent a major expansion to 10,700 square feet and "Party Stuff" was added to the product mix in 1995. In January, 2001, Party Stuff & U-Rent-It moved into their own 22,000 square foot building on Arena Road (now known as Milt Stegall Drive) near the old Winnipeg Stadium. In all these years, the company hasn't moved very far geographically, but it has in every other method of measurement.
September 2003 marked the opening of the second Party Stuff location, at 1530 Regent Avenue West in Winnipeg.
September 2011 marked the opening of the third Party Stuff location, at 1765 Kenaston Boulevard in Winnipeg.
Sheldon Glass reports that "We could not have made this progress without our most important partners - our staff and their relationship with our customers. Our company philosophy is simple - C.A.R.E. - Customers Are Really Everything. It has been our goal to make your renting and shopping experience a pleasant one with professional service and attention to detail."
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