NEECHI COMMONS IS CLOSed
BUT WE ARE SELLING OFF INVENTORY
Though Neechi Commons is no longer open for regular business, we are Clearing out our Inventory this week. We need to sell off our remaining stock of meats, frozen berries, groceries, restaurant supplies, and some indigenous artwork.
Friday – Saturday, July 13 – 14
10:30am to 5:30pm
We need to sell off our remaining inventory of quality meats, frozen berries, groceries, restaurant supplies (utensils, containers, condiments, etc.), and indigenous artwork, crafts, books and CDs. Meats are fresh frozen, vacuum sealed and fresh cut.
If you would like to make purchases, please reply (email@example.com) and let us know what type of items you are interested in and when you would like to Neechi. You also can make arrangements for meat purchases by phoning (204) 949-1338 extension # 110 (after the answering message).
Also please pass this message on to grocers, restaurants, social agencies or other organizations that you are connected to. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
After this week our focus will be on finding partners and allies who can help re-invent Neechi Commons and find financing for a fresh beginning.
HOW TO HELP
Lots of folks have been expressing their shock and condolences over the closing of Neechi Commons. Some have asked if there is any way that they might help. Well, yes, maybe there is:
#1. Please contact us if you are connected with a business or a business idea that might do well at Neechi Commons; or with a training program or other social service that could fit in. If you are not connected directly, who do you know who might be?
Perhaps some variation of the previous business components will be revived with new ownership and direction. But we also are searching for possible new types of initiatives, whether food processing, new retail or wholesale services, training or daycare programs, professional services, light manufacturing, or any venture that would help revitalize Neechi Commons.
#2. We also urgently need to find a community-minded investor with the capacity to help replace our debt load and allow time for the restructuring and stabilization of Neechi Commons. Again, please contact us if you are connected to someone or a fund that might step to the plate. In this regard, please check out and circulate Niigaan Sinclair’s commentary on Neechi’s closing: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/neechi-commons-worth-saving-486991361.html
You can still contact us at our office at Neechi Commons: firstname.lastname@example.org , or (204) 949-1338. If you phone, please enter 109 after the answering message starts – if no one is available when you call, please leave a message when prompted (after 6 rings).
Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is truly grateful for all the customer support and good wishes that we have received over 28 ½ years in business. Thank you so much! Hopefully the legacy will include a re-birth of Neechi Commons with continuing opportunities and benefits for Indigenous people, neighbourhood residents, the ‘NorthEnd’, Winnipeg and beyond!
[July 12 2018]
FOOD MARKET, CAFE, CATERING, BAKERY, ARTS and CRAFTS – ALL CLOSED
865 Main Street (at Euclid Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3N9
Our business: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE..
- Food Market:
- Cafe (on Main floor):
- Art & Crafts Shop:
Our well stocked supermarket is on the main floor, complete with our Three Sisters Fruit and Vegetable Courtyard, Kookum’s Bakery and an outstanding meat section. Enjoy the spiral staircase or take the elevator for beautiful art, crafts and books in Neechi Niche.
Manitoba products and produce featured.
- Variety of meats – great quality and prices
- Full-range groceries and fresh produce
- Bakery featuring bannock and fresh baking
- Aboriginal-themed cafe and catering
- Beautiful Indigenous arts store and gallery
- Aboriginal Designers Fashion Shop.