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.