MEDIA ADVISORY GOOD BYE MERCH – HELLO MERCHANTS CORNER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB – Journalists are invited to join a community celebration on Selkirk Avenue as the first sledgehammer swings at the old Merchants Hotel which is being transformed into an educational and affordable housing complex. The original three storey[…]
Joined by Councillor Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jim Silver (UofM), and Rob Neufeld (Executive Director, NECRC), Mayor Brian Bowman toured the offices of NECRC and visited the Merchant’s Corner site to learn more about how this project will enhance housing and education on Selkirk Avenue. Many residents were excited to see our mayor walking the North[…]
JOE FRIESEN WINNIPEG — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jul. 19, 2015 7:53PM EDT Last updated Monday, Jul. 20, 2015 12:13AM EDT The Merchant’s Hotel, a rowdy, beer-drenched bar that was a magnet for outlaws and the down-and-out, stood as a symbol of all that was wrong in Winnipeg’s North End. It was home to the[…]
July 21: The Merchant Hotel on Selkirk Avenue was home to one of Manitoba’s top selling beer vendors and notorious for crime around the hotel but now everything but the exterior of the century old heritage site will be renovated into a campus, cafe, and affordable housing. Lauren McNabb reports.
WINNIPEG, MB – – The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) in partnership with Merchants Inc. will celebrate and recognize its major donors who have contributed over $1.35 million dollars to the development of Merchants Corner. On Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 607 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg MB – 11:00 AM, six (6) major donors[…]
The following document will provide an update on the progress of this important community project for the calendar year of 2014. Click here to read.
People got a chance to grab a piece of history as the old Merchants Hotel took another step towards its transformation into a hub for community development. On Saturday, a garage sale was held to celebrate the change. The sale inside the landmark building on Selkirk Avenue has been made up of furnishings and memorabilia[…]
Late last month, I was in Winnipeg and elsewhere in southern Manitoba for a roundtable and a series of field visits. Representing the Green Economy Network — a national alliance of civil-society organizations committed to transforming our economy in response to environmental challenges, notably climate change — I was blown away by what I saw[…]
Young North End activists hailed it as the latest example of “North End rising.” That was the response when Premier Greg Selinger announced recently the provincial government will invest more than $9 million in the redevelopment of the old Merchants Hotel and six adjoining lots on Selkirk and Pritchard avenues. At the heart of what[…]