CED Profile: Pollock’s Hardware Co-op Ltd.

The Canadian CED Network

Year: 2011

This is one of the Canadian CED Network’s CED in Manitoba Profiles Project produced 50 stories of Manitoba communities working to build fairer and stronger local economies, reduce poverty, and revitalize neighbourhoods.

The resurrection of Pollock’s Hardware is one of Winnipeg’s great CED stories. When store owners Wayne and Lois Cash decided to retire, they put the 85-year-old business up for sale. However, after a year there were still no buyers and Pollock’s was forced to close in December 2007.