Leasehold Opportunity

Rental Space at

NEECHI COMMONS

865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Overview
Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is looking for an exclusive or anchor tenant to take advantage of the uniquely attractive Neechi Commons site and its positive community legacy.

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The site includes a very attractive building and parking lot strategically located in Winnipeg’s ‘North End’. The lot size is nearly 50,000 square feet, straddling north Point Douglas on the east and Lord Selkirk Park on the west. Neechi Commons was deliberately developed in this part of the city to foster neighbourhood revitalization and to provide opportunities for Indigenous youth and other inner-city residents. The site is well connected to City Transit routes.
The physical infrastructure and technology is already in place to accommodate a variety of possible usages. Open-area and partitioned spaces, extensive modern equipment, refrigerated and other storage space, offices, a Board room, accessible washrooms, loading docks and a 50-car parking lot are already in place. The building is wired for sophisticated communication and security networks and a geothermal system provides low-cost heating and cooling. There are attractive windows throughout the building.
For more details and photos please select the drop-down menu item, “Site Description” under the top menu heading, “Leasehold Opportunities”.
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Concept Options
Neechi Foods Co-Op is now seeking potential stakeholders with the entrepreneurial drive, resources and contacts needed to fully develop and implement a proposal. Niigaan Sinclair picked up on the Neechi concept proposal idea with an insightful Free Press article: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/ideas-abound-to-reopen-neechi-commons-560646962.html
A list of concept possibilities under discussion follows. For more details please select the drop-down menu item, “Concept Options” under “Leasehold Opportunities”.
(1) Indigenous Education and Training Centre
(2) Indigenous Arts Centre
(3) Manitoba Food Products Promotion Centre
(4) Alternative Energy Hub
(5) Community Healing Centre
(6) Young People’s Enrichment Hub
(7) Main Street Community Centre
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We are exploring ways of re-opening Neechi Commons and ensuring renewed opportunities for Indigenous and other neighbourhood residents.
Niigaan’s commentary on Neechi’s closing makes a strong case for renewed community investment:
https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/neechi-commons-worth-saving-486991361.html
The best way to contact us is by email: neechifoods@shaw.ca .
We are looking for a sustainable way of “re-inventing” the Commons, with new products and services, management and governance. Please contact us if you are connected with a business, training program or other social service that might be interested in opening up at the Neechi Commons site.

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All business operations at Neechi Commons have been halted as we search for a new anchor tenant.

Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is very grateful for all the customer support and good wishes that we have received over 28 ½ years in business. Miigwetch!