Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Print with me laser printer set up at Sugar House Coffee, Salt Lake City

Print with me laser printer set up at Sugar House Coffee, Salt Lake City

With all the talk of coffee shops serving as "third places" and or workspaces for the "Gig Economy," I can't say I've come across a printer set up like this one at the Sugar House Coffee shop in Salt Lake City.

The shop faces a parking lot and proves that the limit to using space creatively is up to one's imagination as they've made a nice outdoor patio in what otherwise would be a crappy parking lot.
Outdoor patio, Sugar House Coffee, Salt Lake City

(I have to admit at one time I too looked at parking lots or spaces in strip shopping centers as hopeless, but the reality is depending on the density conditions, space is space and can be an opportunity.  In DC, the Midlands Beer Garden is an example of both being creative in a strip shopping center and using parking lot space in innovative ways.)

According to the Print with Me website, they have locations in many cities across the country, and in some cities in Europe.  DC has one location, at the Harrar Coffee Shop, 2904 Georgia Avenue NW.

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At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or just print at a FedEx store like they've been offering for at least a decade.

At 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of off-topic, but how is the homeless situation in Salt Lake City?


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