Woodruff Park and Freeside Atlanta Partnership Brings Pop Up Repair to Atlanta

September 18,2017

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Woodruff Park and Freeside Atlanta Partnership

Brings Pop Up Repair to Atlanta

Limited-Time Program Launches at Atlanta Streets Alive on September 24

ATLANTA (September 18, 2017) – Woodruff Park and Freeside Atlanta, in partnership with Pop Up Repair, will launch the inaugural Woodruff Park Pop Up Repair, a limited-time program, in Downtown Atlanta this fall. 

Woodruff Park Pop Up Repair will begin on Sunday, September 24 during Atlanta Streets Alive, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s signature event that will take place on Peachtree Street from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Community members are invited to stop by Woodruff Park Pop Up Repair to drop off household items in need of repair. Artisans at Freeside Atlanta and Pop Up Repair will fix items, which will be made available for pick up in early October.

Items eligible for repair include chairs, lamps, appliances, jewelry, clothes, accessories, and toys. Pop Up Repair does not focus on shoes, software, hand-held electronic devices, fine jewelry, or clothing alterations.

Woodruff Park Pop Up Repair aligns with the park’s mission to provide services and programs that benefit the Downtown community, particularly programs that emphasize sustainable living.

Thanks to a partnership with Freeside Atlanta and the support of Pop Up Repair (based in New York), local artisans and the Downtown community can engage in a mutually beneficial relationship through repair services.

“Pop Up Repair aims to reduce waste, create local jobs, and make it easy to care for what you have,” said Sanda Goldmark, Founder of Pop Up Repair. “We are a social enterprise based in New York, where we have been fixing all kinds of stuff for four years. We are thrilled to partner with Woodruff Park and Freeside Atlanta to bring our service to Atlanta!"

Pop Up Repair At-a-Glance Schedule:

Drop Off in Woodruff Park, located at 91 Peachtree St NW

  • September 24, 2-4pm (Streets Alive Launch)
  • September 25, 12-7pm
  • September 26, 12-7pm
  • September 27, 12-7pm
  • September 30, 12-4pm

Pick Up* at 12 Broad St (at Marietta Street)

  • October 7, 12-4pm
  • October 8, 12-4pm
  • October 9, 12-7pm
  • October 10, 12-7pm

*please note that pick up is not in the park

To learn more about Woodruff Park Pop Up Repair, visit www.WoodruffPark.com. Questions about Pop Up Repair may be directed to Atlanta@PopUpRepair.com.

Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.

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About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.

About Woodruff Park: Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. The park offers visitors a variety of recreation stations and facilities scattered throughout its beautifully manicured six acres.

About Pop Up Repair: Pop Up Repair is an itinerant repair service for household items of all kinds: Care for what you have. Launched in 2013 by a group of backstage theatre artists, we believe that the practices of working by hand and of stewardship have great value as our society searches for a sustainable model of consumption. Our shops have sparked an enormous response from our customers, from the communities we reach, and in the press. We have learned that people are hungry for repair services, eager to re-think the way we buy and spend, and willing to spend their money to take care of the things they have. We help make it easier.

About Freeside Atlanta: Freeside Atlanta (est. 2009) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to provide a space that inspires collaboration, creativity, teaching, and open projects for the Atlanta community. Located just south of downtown Atlanta, we are a community of makers, tinkerers, engineers, programmers, artists, teachers, and lunatics. As a community, we have built out our space with tools and equipment for electronics, 3D printing, woodworking, metalworking, art, design, classes, and events. Everything you see in our space was donated or built by members. Our members are engaged in amazing projects and love to share knowledge.