Community Action in Self Help, Inc.

Community Co-op
​at Newberry

Community Action in Self Help, Inc. is excited to be undertaking a new venture in the Downtown Lyons Business District- the opening of Community Co-op at Newberry! Through funding from New York State's Housing and Community Renewal's Rural Area Revitalization Program and our own investment of funds, the Agency completely renovated the JJ Newberry Building on Williams Street to house this new business along with a coffee shop, and some other community events and opportunities to support the arts and small businesses. The building was unveiled to the community in July of 2015 and Community Co-op at Newberry will open in October 2015.   Keep reading to learn more about the businesses and how you can get involved as a local artisan, non-profit, community member or customer. We'll be updating this page with our progress frequently, so stay tuned.

Artisan Co-op

There is a lot of talent in Wayne County, and Commmunity Co-op at Newberry will provide a prime retail space for local artisans to sell their products on a commission basis. Art work, jewelry, wood working crafts, soaps, jellies and more- if it's made in Wayne County, you'll find it here. Community Co-op at Newberry will both support a great many local "cottage industries," while providing a unique shopping experience in the Downtown Lyons area.

How you can get involved:
If you are an artist or "cottage industry" owner located in Wayne County and would like to have your pieces or products considered for inclusion in Community Co-op, please email the Agency a short description of the types of art pieces or items you would be selling, along with a general price list. If you will be selling art pieces, please include 3 pictures of pieces representing your work (pictures are also welcome for other types of products). You can send emails to lhauf@cashinc.org  For more information about the project, please read through this Powerpoint presentation from a recent informational meeting with had for potential vendors.  

Antique Co-op

The basement of the Newberry Building will be transformed into an Antique Co-operative.  Customers will be able to have a bite to eat upstairs and shop for local artisan items and then spend some time downstairs looking through antique furniture, jewelry and the like for a truly unique experience in Downtown Lyons.

How you can get involved:
Antique dealers from around the region will be able to rent space ($1 per square foot) to house their items.  Dealers will be responsible for staging their area, changing inventory and keep their area organized, but will not be responsible to work at the Co-operative.  If you are interested in renting space in the antique co-operative, please send an email of inquiry to lhauf@cashinc.org  ​For more information about the project, please read through this Powerpoint presentation ​from a recent informational meeting with had for potential vendors.  
The basement of the Newberry Building will be transformed into an Antique Co-operative.  Customers will be able to have a bite to eat upstairs and shop for local artisan items and then spend some time downstairs looking through antique furniture, jewelry and the like for a truly unique experience in Downtown Lyons.

How you can get involved:
Antique dealers from around the region will be able to rent space ($1 per square foot) to house their items.  Dealers will be responsible for staging their area, changing inventory and keep their area organized, but will not be responsible to work at the Co-operative.  If you are interested in renting space in the antique co-operative, please send an email of inquiry to lhauf@cashinc.org  ​For more information about the project, please read through this Powerpoint presentation ​from a recent informational meeting with had for potential vendors.