food hub & Community workspace in New Denver, BC, Canada

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  • Permitted!

    Permitted!

    Our occupancy permit has finally been approved. Fireweed Hub is now able to commence operations in its beautiful new facility. Our building permit, which has been posted in the window for the past 18 months, is now gone from the window, thrown unceremoniously in the garbage. The Fireweed Hub is a community-oriented venue that provides…

  • Press Release Feb.8/24

    Press Release Feb.8/24

    Behind the construction paper and the window blinds, the Fireweed Hub on Main Street in New Denver has been inching closer to its launch. The interior space is now complete and the commercial kitchen has been installed and certified. Karin Dodds and Hannah Weisbrich-Collier have been hired and will be sharing the position of facility…

  • Our managers

    Our managers

    We are pleased to introduce Karin Dodds and Hannah Weisbrich-Collier who will be sharing the position of facility manager at the Fireweed Hub. The combined experience these two women bring to this project are an amazing asset to Fireweed and to our whole community. We are so thrilled to have them both on board. Karin…

  • Final stages

    Final stages

    We had hoped to be operational by the end of 2023, but as the result of a back-ordered nozzle for the fire suppression system, we have had things delayed by several weeks. After that has arrived and is installed, a last few tests and certifications on the commercial kitchen will take place, followed by training…

  • Manager Position

    Manager Position

    Our new facility is downtown New Denver is seeking a part-time manager. For more information, including a detailed job description, please contact paula@fireweedhub.ca . Application deadline is September 29, 2023.

  • A first meeting

    A first meeting

    Several members of the SCS Board of Directors alpha-tested the meeting space the other day. The adjacent space is still filled with tools and materials, and the kitchen hasn’t been installed yet, but it is possible to start to get a feel for how the space will function.

  • Local workers, local wood

    Local workers, local wood

    Laurie and his crew at CDE Enterprises are working away on the finishing details inside the new Fireweed Hub in New Denver. This glorious fir comes from stock he milled himself. Shown is the framing around and above the sliding glass partition that will be installed between the commercial kitchen area and the flex space…

  • Interior finishing

    Interior finishing

    The interior finishing of the new Fireweed Hub is proceeding apace! In the past few weeks the drywall has been installed and mudded, the walls and ceiling painted, and the flooring installed. Now the custom wood trim is being created and installed. The kitchen appliances, chairs and tables are ready and waiting, and Alex and…

  • Update for potential kitchen users

    Update for potential kitchen users

    Although we had optimistically been shooting for a summer opening, we now expect it will be fall before we will be operational. Supply chain issues continue to plague the construction industry, as do difficulties with quickly engaging specialized subcontracting and consulting services. The exterior of the building is nearly complete thanks to all the work…

  • The Combi-Oven

    The Combi-Oven

    One of the pieces of equipment we are most excited to install in our commercial kitchen is the combi-oven. Other facilities similar to ours have found that their combi-ovens are among their most popular equipment. A combi-oven is capable of cooking with dry heat (as with a regular convection oven) or with steam, or with…