WINNIPEG: The building and land housing NEECHI COMMONS have been listed for auction, but NEECHI COMMONS is not for sale.
“We’re hopeful this will be an opportunity to partner with one or more organizations that can bring in resources we need to maintain our commitment to the community and to the indigenous staff and people who appreciate what we stand for,” said Louise Champagne, chair of the Board of Directors.
The cooperative has been exploring options to address its financial needs for some time including raising investment capital, securing grants and considering a property sale to a partner organization.
At the same time, the cooperative has been strengthening its operations by engaging new management staff, implementing a promotional strategy and getting into new markets.
According the Neechi’s Treasurer, Russ Rothney, “while this may not look good, it’s actually an opportunity for Neechi to renew its financial commitments and reduce our debt. We know that we are not alone in wanting to preserve Neechi Commons as a very strategic community asset.”
NEECHI COMMONS that includes a grocery store, produce market, meats department, bakery, restaurant, catering service, and arts and crafts shop opened on Main Street in 2013. It has become a focal point for community health, discussion and development action. The cooperative continues to provide and upgrade its business and community services. The Board of Directors and staff remain optimistic about Neechi’s future.
Contact: Dennis Lewycky, Media Relations 204 793 329 (cell)
Supermarket, Restaurant, Catering, Bakery, Arts and Crafts
Our well stocked supermarket is on the main floor, complete with our Three Sisters Fruit and Vegetable Courtyard, Kookum’s Bakery and an outstanding full-service meat section. Enjoy the spiral staircase or take the elevator for beautiful art, crafts and books in Neechi Niche, and great food at BisonBerry Restaurant.
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 restaurant and catering
- Beautiful Indigenous arts store and gallery
- Aboriginal Designers fashion shop
865 Main Street (at Euclid Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba