Who can visit 19 Carter? Anyone from anywhere is invited at all times. We are an independent non-profit that does not restrict guests based on residence or any other criteria. We are looking to connect people regardless of their hometown.
Does it cost anything? No. There are no dues or fees to visit 19 Carter. We welcome donations to support operations of the building.
Do you have food? We provide packaged snacks and drinks for a small fee. The prices are low and meant to cover the cost of the product. We encourage patrons to bring their own meals, snacks and beverages. "Soup at Noon" on Tuesdays is free. But as always we accept donations of any amount for general operating expenses.
Do you have WIFI? Yes, we provide free, unrestricted WIFI.
Where can I park? There is ample parking on Walnut Street, Carter Street and Woodward Avenue, plus a handicapped spot and a few other spaces directly in front of the building.
Who did the renovations? A team of lead professionals and volunteershave worked diligently for the past 4 years. In addition many business partners have provided funding and services. There is a list of Business Partners on a poster at the south entrance of the lower level and here.
What is the timeline for opening upstairs? Renovations always depend on fundraising and the availability of key volunteers, so the timetable is not definitive. Our next task is to begin work on restoring the historic windows and refinishing the floor, walls and ceiling. And we have created a campaign for the final monies needed to complete the upstairs.
How will 19 Carter affect the 1870 Town Hall? 19 Carter will be open all day and will benefit the 1870 Town Hall. The 1870 Town Hall has over 10,000 people attending 700 events and activities every year. The two places complement each other by providing different functions. People can stop by 19 Carter anytime, while the 1870 Town Hall is event-specific.