What does the future hold for 400 West Rich?
Great question! There is a lot happening in the future over here… A LOT!
Where should we start?… Let’s rewind a tad. Currently 400 West Rich is a multipurpose facility housing 50 artist studio spaces, a brick wall gallery, a nice little lunch hub called Dinin’ Hall (now open through the winter), and a rich history dating back to the dawn of the 20th Century. All of that is a tasty appetizer in comparison to the additions to come!
There are plans to build out another 15-20 spaces bringing the total number of available occupancies to 65. That means more activity, more exchange, more inspiration, and more awesomeness. It’s also a way for us to whittle down that waiting list that’s been ever growing. If you’d like to add yourself to the list and are interested in leasing a space, give Jen Gable a shout at email@example.com.
At the Town St. entrance is a beautifully outfitted space with an undeniable air of nostalgia that will be specifically dedicated to the consumption of spirits. In other words, a bar. What will it be called? The title is still teetering. As we all know there is a lot of history to choose from in the neighborhood of East Franklinton and to keep in the spirit of it’s rich history, the name will reflect something relevant to the neighborhood. Did you know that they used to extrude uranium bars next door to 400? Seriously. Perhaps the space could be called “The Manhattan Project” or “The Uranium Room”. We’ll have more on this as time unfolds.
What about the big main space in the middle of the warehouse?
Great question! Have you ever wanted to buy fresh fruits, veggies, bread, etc, in the Winter but can’t because the farmers markets have all packed up for the season?
Look no further because there will be a soft-launched indoor farmers market on Saturday Oct. 27th. An abundance of locally grown produce and handmade goods will be available during boutique hours (12pm-4pm) on Saturday. If it’s a success, perhaps you’ll see it happen more regularly. But right now, we’re running a test to see how well it will go. This is an amazing opportunity for people from all over the city to come and check out the space and grab some wholesome goodness to go! So come on out and show us that this will be a success!
Stay tuned for event updates and more of what the future holds!