Imagine Brevard – Imagine Brevard Lumber Company

Imagine Brevard to host “Imagine Brevard Lumber Yard”

Event: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 200 King Street.
Public invited. Please add to your calendar. Thank you!

Brevard, NC – November 2, 2012 – Imagine Brevard, the ongoing community visioning project, is inviting citizens to visit the Brevard Lumber Yard at 200 King Street to view the improved interior space, and collectively discuss what the best use of the space may be going forward. The development is in the burgeoning art district just outside downtown.

The Brevard Lumber Company opened its doors at the location on King Street in 1908 over 100 years later what does its future hold?  Imagine Brevard Lumber Yard is a chance for the community to view the space in a social gathering and truly imagine and discuss all the possibilities for the future of this mixed-use facility.

The space is currently in the planning stages and the owner, Josh Leder, is opening the buildings to the public for an hour. Then those attending will gather and talk about what possibilities the space holds. Ideas so far have included retail, art studios, large restaurants, conference areas, farmers market, music, or very creative combinations of any of those ideas.

“Josh Leder is ahead of the curve as he looks to the future of Brevard,” remarked Susan Evans with Imagine Brevard, “he sees the potential of the area and is truly interested in engaging the demographic we’ve have grown to see as the target for the future of Brevard. The development is already on the radar of every artist in the area, let’s see what the community in general sees for the space. Maybe a hip new restaurant or bar upstairs with a rooftop garden or a community gathering space.”

The Imagine Brevard program is hosted at and on Facebook.

The Imagine Brevard working groups meet on schedule every two weeks. Upcoming meeting dates are:

Sunday 11/4 & 11/18:  Youth Connections – 3:00pm at Quotations

Tuesday 11/6 & 11/20: Enhancing Downtown Experience – 9:30am at Quotations

Tuesday 11/6 & 11/20: One Stop Shop for Information – 6:30pm Google + Hang Out

Wednesday 11/7 & 11/21: Parks & Pathways – 5:45pm at City Council Meeting Room

Tuesday 11/13 & 11/27: Business Cultivation – 5:30 at Phoenix Lounge

Thursday 11/15 & 11/29: Year Round Community – 6:00 at Phoenix Lounge


Brevard is ready, and great things are happening with the Imagine Brevard Project! Come join us in helping make Brevard and even better place!