See this link for Fox9 coverage of MIMO that was aired a couple days before the BIG MIMO opening! Further, the City Pages covered the store ahead of opening too.
The MIMO free store saw 99 shoppers our first day! The MIMO first day was a big deal. Not only did we get rid of lots of donated items -- and took in more to donate -- everyone involved seemed happy to be there and investigate the possibilities of free shopping. Free Markets Rock! And, if you have a little money to invest, the ReUse Center is a cool place to pick up other used items that they offer at what could be called garage sale prices. They are open on Thursdays only to public.
MIMO Day 1 was just that. We have 9 more days to go (and volunteers are needed too). So get the stuff you don't need anymore down there -- just back up to the shipping doors (look for MIMO signs) during our open hours. Or get your buddies together to make a run. Or come to just shop. No money required! MIMO will be open the three Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The address again is 883 29th Ave SE.
We've had people shop for furnishing their apartments, houses, and even their children's houses (their children being U students). People all seem to like it, and some are confused--"No charge? How does that work?" It's a free store, and its temporary, basically we have set up a warehouse space as an exchange point for people who are moving in and ones who are moving out. This keeps reusable items out of the rain and weather so they are still reusable and can be passed on for another semester or year or more. It's open to the public Thursday-Sat 10am til 4:30pm for the next three weekends.
There's new inventory and we restocked the store for Thursday. We have lamps, art, end tables and even a punching bag--to take out those recession agressions. Our store is free. If you don't see what you need, come back later. Decide you don't like an item, bring it back. We'll find someone to love it, but it's only going on for another nine days. Check the website for more on MIMO. (Justin)