Kern-Hill Furniture Co-op

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Kern-Hill Furniture Co-op

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  • Kern-Hill Furniture

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Kern-Hill Furniture Co-op began roughly in 1952 as John Kiernecki’s business, Manitoba Television Sales and Service, at 59 Derby Street. After his friend Nick Hill joined him as a partner, in 1957, it was renamed Kern-Hill Furniture and Appliances. Nick Hill took over the business in 1960, and relocated it first to 950 Main Street, and later 843 Main Street in 1963. He registered the business as a co-operative in 1962. His low-budget television commercials and catch phrase “Come on down!” became a local meme in Winnipeg. When he died in 2003, his sons took over the business, and in 2005, they relocated once again to 600 Nairn Avenue.


Winnipeg, MB

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Entry created 24 February 2022 by Daniel Matthes


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