ReStore and Loading Dock Visit

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Jon Lesser

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Jul 18, 2009, 6:45:55 PM7/18/09
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I stopped by the Loading Dock table at Artscape today and chatted with
them for a bit. (BTW, The Node should be all over the Artscape scene
next year.) I'm going to visit the ReStore and Loading Dock on
Wednesday around 1pm. I'm not planning to buy anything, I just want to
get a feel for those places, check out their prices, and get some
ideas for the Node space. If anyone wants to come along, email me off
list.

-Jon

http://www.chesapeakerestore.org
http://www.loadingdock.org
http://bit.ly/KbLEp (Directions between the two)

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Jon Lesser

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Jul 22, 2009, 5:30:09 PM7/22/09
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So the Loading Dock is about 5 times bigger, but both places were pretty interesting. I'll keep them in mind as we work on turning the Load of Fun space into the Node.
  • ReStore has about 10 Ikea Galant corner desks for $80 for the top and legs ($210@Ikea) (http://bit.ly/1Im2My). You can also pick up adjustable height legs separately for $5 each, which might go well under plywood tables.
  • You can buy 5 gallons of paint for $20 at the Loading Dock and rollers for $1 at the ReStore
  • Large carpet is very cheap if we wanted to carpet a subsection (like $1 cheap)
  • ReStore had a better selection of electrical junction boxes, cable, and sockets for cheap, but I'm sure specific inventory changes a lot.
  • There were a few doors suitable for table tops for $30-50. Most of the solid doors were paneled or had glass.
Here are some pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonlesser/tags/loadingdock/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonlesser/tags/restore/

See everyone on Friday at 7pm in the ETC (2400 Boston St.)!

-Jon
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