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Red Emma’s announces move to Station North

December 6, 2012
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Red Emma’s, the collectively run bookstore and cafe, announced that they have signed a lease for 30 W. North Ave., the location beside Liam Flynn’s Ale House occupied by Cyclops Books until this September. The location is part of the North Avenue Market building, owned by Carolyn Frenkil and Mike Schechter, who recently announced plans to invest $1 million in the property, which also houses the Windup Space and the D Center.

Red Emma’s has been at 800 St. Paul St. for the last 8 years, but the collective says in a press release that “our current space just isn’t big enough to hold all the things we want to collectively make it do.” Red Emma’s plans to have a full kitchen from which will make “extensive use of locally sourced agricultural products while keeping prices affordable.” In addition to providing a larger and more welcoming environment, Red Emma’s says the new space will allow them to relocate the Free School, which just moved to a new location on Franklin St., to the new location, which is large enough for educational programming.

The lease begins in Fall 2013 and the collective says its needs $250,000 to complete the move. For more information see the collective indiegogo page.