L.A. Free Market to Open June 21st 2012 in Northridge

The new Free Store in Los Angeles has been renamed (twice!!) to the “Los Angeles Free Market.” They has found a home and will be opening next week, here are the details from Laura Smith: (post updated 17+18 June 2012)

The new home of L.A.’s newest Free Store: Robert M. Wilkinson Senior Center in Northridge – photo via Google street view

Mark your calendars! The grand opening of the Los Angeles Free Market  will be on Thursday, June 21st 2012 from 5:30-9:30pm! Location? The Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center in Vanalden Park. It’s on Vanalden Avenue at Nordhoff Street, adjacent to the Northridge Metrolink Station, Aliso Canyon Creek, and just west of Cal State Northridge. The address is 8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA 91324. Following the opening, weekly hours will be Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30pm. 

The newly renamed L.A. Free Market, announced in this earlier post, is a sustainability-driven effort, seeking to promote reuse and divert waste while bringing the community together. All items in the store will be free, and Los Angeles Free Market will incorporate a skill exchange/service trading component. It will also serve as a community space for organizations and individuals to host free events for the public, including workshops and themed discussions, even events ranging from knitting lessons to open mics.

The L.A. Free Market team is currently seeking donations so that the store is stocked for its grand opening. If you’d like to donate to the Northridge Free Store, e-mail  lausmith [at] vassar.edu to arrange a pick-up. There is a focus on clothes, books, CDs, and records, but pretty much everything is accepted–as long as it’s in good condition. And, of course, you’re welcome to just bring things when you come!

For more information, check out the (coming soon) L.A. Free Market website or visit the Facebook page. See you there!


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