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Neechi Commons Hours : Grocery, Meats, Three Sisters Fruit & Vegetable Courtyard, Kookum’s Bakery: weekdays & Saturdays 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm Come N’ Eat Restaurant: weekdays & Saturdays 7:30 am - 6 pm, Sunday  10 am – 5 pm (Sunday Brunch 10 am – 2 pm) Neechi Niche Art Store & Gallery: Monday to Saturday 10:30am – 6 pm, Sunday 10:30 am – 5 pm


 

* To check out the weekly in-store specials at Neechi Commons April 23 to 29, 2014, please click on the  following link. (Use the return arrow to return to this website.) 2014 04 23 specials. Neechi Commons is located at 865 Main St. at Euclid Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here are links to our Catering Menu: Menu – Catering and to our Meat Package listings  Meat Packs

* Enjoy the spiral staircase or take the elevator for beautiful Art and craftwork in  Neechi Niche, and great restaurant fare at Come N’ Eat Restaurant. Our well stocked supermarket is on the main floor, complete with our Three Sisters Fruit and Vegetable Courtyard, Kookum’s Bakery and a full-service meat section. Community atmosphere everywhere!

* Upcoming Events hosted at the Commons by Neechi Niche. – Please check out the Art and Cultural Events page of our website  for more information about the following events:

~ AYO Language Hour – Cree and Anishinabe – every Tuesday 4 -5 pm.

~ Trade Value  “decolonizing” blanket art exhibit – assembled by Leah Decter and Jamie Isaak - “sewing action” reception and artist’s talk April 27, 1- 5 pm.

~ Bead Club, every Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m on the second floor of the commons in Come N’Eat Restaurant.

* Neechi Niche carries Mother Earth Tobacco, organic tobacco for ceremonial purposes. Neechi has a long-standing policy of providing ceremonial tobacco while, for health reasons, not selling cigarettes. In 1990 our corner store on Dufferin Avenue became the first grocery in Winnipeg to not sell cigarettes, far ahead of the pharmacies! This is because we have always understood the connection between health and community economic development.

* Neechi’s Come N’ Eat Restaurant  is one of five restaurants named as “Winnipeg’s Best Brekkies” by Peg City Grub, a culinary initiative of Tourism Winnipeg! (http://www.pegcitygrub.com/winnipegs-best-brekkies/) Remember the great Sunday Brunch: 10 am – 2 pm.

* Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is the winner of the 2013 Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba! Here is a link to photos of the Award event at the Winnipeg Convention Centre: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39774696@N07/sets/72157637022998345/   (click the return arrow to return to the Neechi website)

* Neechi is a signatory to  the Manitoba Food Charter www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/content/manitoba-food-charter).

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When you visit Neechi Commons  you will see a lovely wall painting that symbolizes the spirit of our Three Sisters Fruit & Vegetables Courtyard. 20130702 - 3 Sisters #2“Three Sisters” refers to the classic indigenous vegetables, corn, beans and squash, that grew only in the Americas before European contact. The painting was done as a gift to the Commons by renowned artist, Jackie Traverse. 

  • Inside the Commons you will also see what was originally a  sidewalk art piece commissioned by Take Pride Winnipeg and located on Portage Avenue. It includes a sketch of Elijah Harper. The art piece was donated to Neechi by the artist, Tom Andrich, a few weeks before Elijah’s passing. Elijah was one of the ribbon cutters at the Grand Opening of our corner store on Dufferin Ave. in January 1990.
  • We welcome suggestions that can make the Commons increasingly attractive to a wide range of customers. If you have comments to offer please e-mail them to us at neechifoods@shaw.ca .

 

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Neechi Commons . . . . Open for Business!

A highly successful  Grand Opening of Winnipeg’s Neechi Commons was held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  In addition to the Grocery and Meats Departments and the Three Sisters Fruit and Vegetable Courtyard, the beautiful new facility at 865 Main Street now features Come ‘n Eat Restaurant, which  is dishing up wonderful breakfasts and lunches,  and the lovely Neechi Niche Arts Store and Gallery, which showcases awe-inspiring Aboriginal art work, star blankets, books, jewelry, moccasins, other crafts and art supplies. Work is proceeding on the development of the Specialty Foods Boutique, the Fish Market and The General Store. A couple of  second floor offices, next to a Conference Room and close to Come ‘n Eat, are still available to be rented out. Store hours are listed on the Contact page of this website.

The jam-packed Grand Opening included greetings from community organizations, music and dance performances by students from David Livingstone Elementary School, R. B. Russell Vocational High School, Fubuki Daiko, and the Aboriginal School of Dance, and a reading by Beatrice Mossionier, renowned author and co-manager of Neechi Niche. Greetings from the Government of Canada were conveyed by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, from the Province of Manitoba by the Honourable Kevin Chief, from the City of Winnipeg by Councillor Ross Eadie, and from the Manitoba Metis Federation by President David Chartrand. Other well wishers at Neechi Commons on Grand Opening day included Chief Donovan Fontaine from Sagkeeng First Nation, representatives from Arctic Cooperatives Ltd., the Manitoba Cooperative Association, Credit Union Central of Manitoba, the Aboriginal Centre for Human Resource Development, the federal Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE), The Jubilee Fund, the Manitoba Cooperative Loans and Loans Guarantee Board, Assiniboine Credit Union, Me-Dian Credit Union, the United Way of Winnipeg, SEED Winnipeg, various neighbourhood organizations, individual investors and customers.

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Amazing Turnout at Neechi Commons Job Fair – See ‘Employment’ page on this website.

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Local Investment Toward Employment

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