With ReUse Industries in Athens announcing its closing last week, some residual activities continued at the small complex of storefronts on the far West Side over the weekend. Meanwhile, community leaders reportedly are mulling ideas for filling the vacuum left by the closing of the nonprofit’s MakerSpace shop.
And this just in at The NEWS’ print deadline on Wednesday… A public meeting for that discussion is planned for the near future.
Meanwhile, seemingly normal activities Saturday at Makerspace – including a women’s welding class in the middle shop area – did little to betray the turmoil that’s been roiling ReUse and its different offshoots for the past 10 days.
The same applied to the ReUse Thrift Shop in a large space next door to MakerSpace in the small strip of storefronts at 751 W. Union St. – unless you were aware that this…