GREENFIELD — The HIVE makerspace has moved into a building soon to be renamed the Greenfield Center for Arts and Industry.
Owner of the former Rooney’s building, now Greenfield Gallery, Rachael Katz, who is also a member of the Greenfield Makers Cooperative — the group that came up with and is working on the idea for the makerspace — said the pandemic changed a lot of the plans, at the very least, slowing them down. Still, the project is moving ahead, though it probably won’t be open to the public before 2022.
“It’s taking us a lot more time, but we’re still functional,” Katz said. “We had several major sources of funding redirected to the pandemic, so this is turning more into a grassroots effort.”
Katz said the original plan was to open the makerspace to the public next year, but it won’t happen that quickly. The HIVE had planned to move into the former World…