We couldn’t have done it without you! Austin Creative Reuse is proud to announce the signing of a lease for our first brick and mortar creative reuse center!
Thanks so much for your support, and we hope to see you soon at our reuse center in The Linc shopping center (formerly Lincoln Village) at 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd #1801, Austin, TX 78752
Our vision for the center involves:
- Workshops where people can learn how to give new life to commonly discarded items.
- Store space where the community can shop for supplies to create their reuse masterpieces and get inspired by interesting materials.
- A gallery space that features exhibits showcasing works made with reclaimed materials.
We’ll be doing some light renovation like painting, shelf-building and other small projects to spruce up our new space. Watch for volunteer opportunities in our upcoming newsletters!
When will you open up?
We do not have a date set yet for opening the store. We will have a “soft opening” soon and a Grand Opening later this fall. This will give us some time to get the store organized and to train volunteers. We’ll continue to provide updates with our progress and will post a date of opening as soon as the center is ready.
What types of materials can I donate?
We accept a variety of materials. Please review our materials donation list for details.
I have materials to donate, when can I bring them to the center?
We will be posting the days and hours that the center will be open for donations soon. Meanwhile, please contact us if you have donations that need to find a home quickly.
How can I volunteer?
We will need volunteers more than ever now that we have a center to take in more materials. We are planning volunteer events to assist with the setup of the store and to sort materials. We’ll post these on our events calendar. A great way to be notified of the events and our volunteer opportunities is to sign up for our volunteer newsletter.
How did you select the location?
Our criteria for our new space was first based on cost and size; we worked with our real estate brokers to locate sites all across Austin that fit those parameters. We then used an evaluation tool that included criteria like the amount of parking, safety, and access to public transportation to select sites to visit. We looked at several properties and the Linc proved to be the best location for the first center. It was so helpful to have Kristi Svec Simmons and Max McDonald of Aquila Commercial to work with as they guided us through the lease process to ensure that we knew our responsibilities and to find a mutually beneficial agreement with the owners of The Linc.
The Linc has several great occupants now including the Marchesa and Vivo , is the home of the yearly Blue Genie Art Bazaar and coming soon La Chaparrita and Easy Tiger.
We were also excited to be near the innovative campus of Austin Community College- Highland Campus; an amazing adaptive reuse example.
The Austin Creative Reuse Team!