Carrboro’s reputation as a quaint, family-friendly arts and innovation hub is likely to flourish even more with The ArtsCenter’s proposal to shift to a new, larger location in the next two years.
Main Street Properties of Chapel Hill LLC’s ongoing redevelopment project at 300 East Main in Carrboro does not officially include a new facility for The ArtsCenter. But Art Menius, executive director of the center, is working with Carrboro Board of Aldermen to change the plans to include a venue for the business.
Menius said that providing for an expanded ArtsCenter space will allow for more programming and classes, bringing more families to the area and providing an economic boost for surrounding businesses.
The proposed facility, officially presented to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Tuesday, would not only provide a new place for arts performances, but also meeting space for entrepreneurs, new offices for surrounding businesses, spaces for new tenants and creative development areas for phone application development and 3-D printing.
Menius said the proposal was well-received at the meeting.