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Payne's Shopping Centre --- Newfoundland's longest established General Stores

In 1948, just one year before Newfoundland and Labrador entered into confederation with Canada, Payne's Shopping Centre was established. Some 53 years ago, Wentzell's General Store, as it was then called, is one of the few remaining general stores of that era on Newfoundland's "Great Northern Peninsula".

From the days when merchants controlled the livelihoods of local residents, to their present day dependence on locals and tourist, Payne's Shopping Centre has evolved to be one of the largest general stores in the area. From Rocky Harbour in the south, to Port Saunders in the north, nowhere will you find such a selection of products and supplies under one roof.

While it has modernized in its products, services, and name, Payne's Shopping Centre has maintained its historic touch. The atmosphere inside the store is one of pre-confederation times in Newfoundland and Labrador, when hospitality was what the Province was known for.

On your next visit to Newfoundland, come on in and meet LaMont and Blanche Thornhill and staff. You will enjoy their company as much as you will enjoy shopping in one of Newfoundland's longest established General Stores.


  • 0.5 Km from the Viking Trail Highway
  • In the Heart of Parsons Pond
  • 6 Km north of Gros Morne National Park
  • 8 Km south "The Arches" natural scenic attraction
  • Next to scenic Newfoundland beach
Payne's Shopping Centre --- Our products, supplies and services
Film - Developing Fishing Supplies/Licences Cellular Sales/Service
Groceries Photocopying/Fax Services Firearm Ammunition
Camping Supplies Propane Disposable Tanks Husqvarna Dealer
Sweatshirts Dry Goods and Pet Food Kimpex Dealer
Footwear Kerosene Sico Paint Dealer
Hardware Magazines Wall Pappers
Souveniers Floral Designs Building Supplies








Payne's Shopping Centre
P.O. Box 123
Parsons Pond, Newfoundland
Ph: 709 243-2500
Fax: 709 243-2500
E-mail: paynesshopping@hotmail.com


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