Message for Our Customers
The OEVG is Closed for Business
It is with great regret we announce that the OEVG closed its doors for business permanently on June 7, 2020.
Our commitment to the Old East Village community was part of the initial vision for OEVG, it was there before the current COVID-19 crisis and has remained strong throughout. To help ensure a safe environment for our customers and staff during this unprecedented time, we have incurred additional costs associated with the implementation of enhanced sanitization protocols, and increased security. While our commitment to the community remains strong, as a small social enterprise with limited resources, these added costs, in conjunction with pandemic related staffing shortages, supply chain restrictions and unforeseen capital asset replacement costs have made the continued operation of the OEVG unsustainable.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their ongoing support. It is with great pride that we were made part of the Old East Village community and with regret that we must say good-bye.
A unique training centre, with a community grocer, at an incubator hub!
The Old East Village Grocer is wholly owned and operated by ATN Access for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. A training centre for clients with significant workplace barriers to gain employment skills in a real-life job setting, and a community grocer store all rolled into one.
We’re delighted to be part of such a vibrant neighbourhood at such an exciting time, and we try to be the best neighbour we can be.
We participate actively in community events, and we have a Community Advisory Council of neighbourhood volunteers that helps us stay engaged.
We take suggestions from our customers every day and turn them into new products and new policies that improve the store.
If you have an idea or if you’d like to get involved with our Community Advisory Council, please contact us.