Message for Our Customers
The OEVG - Closing for Business June 7th, 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.
We will be reducing prices on all remaining inventory until end of day on June 6th –
please stop by to stock up on food and supplies and to wish our staff well on their future endeavours
UPDATE: Hours of Operation
As part of our response to the evolving COVID-19 situation,
The OEVG will be reducing its weekly hours of operation to the following schedule starting on May 1, 2020:
We understand the impact COVID-19 has had on our community and regret any additional inconvenience to our customers.
The OEVG remains committed to providing our community members with access to basic needs and healthy food options
and the safety of our customers and staff remains our top focus.
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.