With the opening of its new store last December, the Kootenay Co-op’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the completion of its Nelson Commons development project.

“We have been dreaming of this for a long time,” says Co-op Board President Abra Brynne. “The Co-op began working on this project 10 years ago, so it is a huge achievement in the evolution of our co-operative to have completed the development.”

The Board and Co-op management would like to thank all involved in the development of the Nelson Commons and the new Co-op store, especially co-project managers Deirdrie Lang and Russell Precious, who oversaw the project from inception to completion.

“Thanks to Deirdrie and Russell, the Co-op now has a beautiful new store that gives us great potential for the future growth of our co-operative,” says the Co-op’s General Manager, Allan Broom. “We are grateful for their commitment to this project and for their willingness to continue assisting in an advisory role now that the project is complete.”

The Co-op would also like to thank all the local professionals and tradespeople who helped make the Co-op’s dream a reality. By hiring local contractors to complete the construction of the Co-op store, the Co-op injected more than $4 million into the local economy.


North Mountain Construction

Studio 9 Architecture and Planning

DHC Communications

Bowick Electric

Venture Mechanical

Valor Painting

Under Pressure Painting

Drywall – DH Holdings

Maglio Building Supply

Thierry Brionne:
Furniture and Spaces

Leaf Cabinetry

Dale Cedar


3D Concrete

Nelson Ready Mix

Ian Caron & Cam Stewart Masonry

Effistruc (structural engineers)

Arcwright Metal Works

Live Metal Works

Wesco (Lighting)

Rocky Point Engineering

Perry Ridge Paneling

Glacier Glass

SK Fire

Speedpro Signs

Glo-Tech Innovations

McNally Excavating


Maglio Building Supply

Peter Ward (civil engineers and surveyors)

Studio 9 Architecture and Planning

Effistruc (structural engineers)

Selkirk Paving

Now that the project is complete, all inquiries related to the Nelson Commons and the Kootenay Co-op should be made with General Manager Allan Broom at 250-354-4077 ext. 120 or abroom@kootenay.coop.

In its 42nd year of operation, the Kootenay Co-op is a member-owned grocery store in Nelson, British Columbia, with more than 14,000 member-owners and 150 staff. Revenues for 2016 exceeded $14-million, and donations to community groups over the same period were close to $125,000. In early December, the Co-op relocated to its new and larger location at 777 Baker Street, in the Nelson Commons.

The Nelson Commons is a multi-use development, with 20,000 sq ft of commercial space for the Kootenay Co-op, additional retail spaces and 54 residential units. The development also includes 101 parking spots and a downtown public green space. It is the largest development in Nelson’s downtown core since the construction of Kutenai Place, a provincial government building, in 1993.

For more information: http://kootenay.coop