BLOOMINGTON (WJBC) – A one-stop shop for all things broken, the West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WBRP) is launching its second Fix-it Cafe.
Aimed at eliminating waste, WBRP Project Manager Armando Baez said the goal of the Fix-it Cafe is not only to fix broken items but to bring the community together, our news partner WJBC reports.
“There are other ways of using all of the resources that we have. I think there is just access of stuff everywhere in the world,” said Baez. “This attitude that if it’s broken, we should just throw it away has to stop. So if there is something that you have, whether it be again, it’s pretty open.”
With a team of fixers to help fix broken items, Baez said the first Fix-it Cafe at the Normal Public Library was a hit.
“At the Normal Library, it was funny to see what people brought in,” added Baez speaking with WJBC’s Scott Miller. “We will have people that know how to fix stuff, and we will do our best to fix it. It’s just a place where people can get together and get some things repaired.”
The Fix-it Cafe will run from 4 until 7 p.m. on Jan. 30th at the WBRP Tool Library located at 724 W. Washington St. in Bloomington. The event is free of charge.