On Saturday, Sept. 26, ReUse Makerspace and thrift store held an open house at its new location.
Ever since the original Makerspace and thrift store was closed in early February 2020 due to financial issues, Athens locals have been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to reopen the beloved buildings, which provided not only a workspace for artists and craftspeople, but a space to donate and purchase used clothing and items. Rural Action and a number of other Southeast Ohio organizations were able to come together and acquire ReUse’s assets, opening a new Makerspace and thrift store in the original building.
Patty Mitchell, executive director of Passion Works Studio, was one of the key people who helped create the new ReUse.
“We were part of…