Peavey Mart Opening in Fort Richmond Plaza

I’m very pleased that Peavey Mart will be establishing a new location in the Fort Richmond Plaza located at 2860 Pembina Highway.  Peavey Mart sells a variety of hardware and home items, ranging from tools, work wear, and agricultural supplies, to plumbing, heating & electrical, pet food, lawn & garden, and more.  For more info, visit:

My thanks to the Sou’Wester for reporting on the opening of this new retail store in our community.

Former Zellers to be vacant no longer – Second Peavey Mart location to open on Pembina Highway in fall


A new retailer will soon spruce up an old spot in Fort Richmond.

Peavey Mart, a Canadian-owned urban-farm market, hardware and general store, will open in the late fall in the former Zellers location in the Fort Richmond Plaza (2860 Pembina Hwy.).

The new 33,000-square-foot location will be the second for the chain in Winnipeg — in addition to its store at 1150 Nairn Ave. — and fifth in the province.

Jest Sidloski, director of customer experience with Peavey Mart, said the brand had been seeking a second location in the city for some time and the former department store in the south end of the city presented an interesting opportunity.

“We found this location and it’s been vacant for quite a while,” Sidloski said. “This gives us good coverage towards the south and a lot of customers that shop at our current location tell us that they love driving to us but the coverage needs to be better on this side of the city.”

Peavey Mart will join the new Sobeys Extra on the lot, which opened in January 2016, and will begin to set up shop following an extensive renovation.

“There’s a lot that’s going into this one,” Sidloski said. “We’re moving into the old Zellers location but we’re not taking the whole building because Peavey Marts are typically a smaller footprint.

“That means a lot of work inside and the building owner is actually doing a complete renovation on the inside and the outside, and of course a brand-new facade on the building as well.”

While the new location will be quite a bit smaller than the one on Nairn — it’s one of the brand’s largest stores in western Canada — Sidloski said the new Peavey Mart will carry staple agricultural goods, housewares, pet products and sporting goods and may branch out to homesteading supplies.

It will also have a significant outdoor compound for large agricultural supplies and a full greenhouse and garden centre, plans for which were recently approved at Riel community committee.

“This new location in Winnipeg is going to be more in line with our other new Peavey Mart stores,” Sidloski said. “At 33,000-square-feet, that’s typically what we do in other markets. So it will be more condensed but will have a really great layout.”    Twitter: @SouwesterWPG  

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