Historically, third spaces were intentionally set up for people to have informal opportunity to ‘bump into each other’ as a way to enhance community development. These spaces were referred to as a “PUB” which literally stood for PUBlic place. Other third spaces have been noted as parks and roads which are specified as public property. Not all of these spaces are conducive to public interaction. Therefore, there is a growing need for intentional third spaces.
Soon we will be issuing a press release for such a space in Lacombe, Alberta. The name:
Good Neighbour CoffeeHouse!
It will feature a coffee roasting area and our Good Neighbour Coffee which has featured the true stories of what’s been happening in our neighbourhoods. Our board of directors have been meeting weekly, the last being with our interior designer. And of course the design and space will lend itself to the intentional efforts that has been the heartbeat of Neighbourhood Life. Opening May 2017!
More at https://twitter.com/GNCoffeeHouse