New home for Bridge Workshop?

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AMHERST - Money from the community continues to come to the Bridge Workshop, as the facility eyes a potential new location.

"We've purchased a piece of land on Station Street, and the next step is to have an architect look at it," said executive director Susan Thibodeau, who emphasized that the deal has not yet been finalized.

AMHERST - Money from the community continues to come to the Bridge Workshop, as the facility eyes a potential new location.

"We've purchased a piece of land on Station Street, and the next step is to have an architect look at it," said executive director Susan Thibodeau, who emphasized that the deal has not yet been finalized.

The workshop, which included a laundry facility and used clothing store, has been without a permanent home since a fire damaged its Croft Street building last October. The laundry is back up and running in the undamaged portion of the building, while a nearby space on Albion Street has been rented as a temporary base for other workshop activities.

But many of the programs, including the used clothing store, cannot run until a new building is constructed, according to Thibodeau.

"We haven't been able to run our full programs since the fire, because of a lack of space," she said.

"We used to go to the farmer's market, but we don't have proper kitchen facilities here to maintain that program."

The community has been more than generous with donations during the months since the fire, according to Thibodeau.



awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Bridge Workshop

Geographic location: Croft Street, Albion Street

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