Downtown Mansfield Inc. Brickyard Maintenance Fund

October 20, 2015

An endowed designated fund was established by an anonymous donor to maintain the Brickyard and the DMI building.

Earlier this year DMI Inc. launched a three-phase construction project to enhance entertainment, cultural events and retail space in downtown. The organization is embarking on a three-year capital campaign to fund raise $400,000 for the entire project.

“This project gives permanence to DMI, creating both a permanent address and new revenue streams,” said DMI Chief Development Officer Jamie Thompson.

The Seckel Group Architects designed the renovations of the building as well as the construction on the outdoor stage.

The first phase of the project, a permanent stage for open-air performances, was finished in September. It is the site for the very popular Final Friday concert series held during the summer months. DMI will make the stage available for other performances. The Brickyard Project also includes the purchase and renovation of a building located at 128 North Main Street. It currently is the site for a children’s holiday retail store, The Tiny Tim Shoppe, which will continue.

The first floor of the building will be utilized for events, pop-up retail space and a year-round indoor farmers market. The back of the building will open to the brickyard and will include permanent refrigeration, guest services/lounge and restrooms for use during events.

“The Build the Brickyard Project will enable us to increase the opportunities for small retail and entertainment based entrepreneurship in Richland County” said DMI CEO Jennifer Kime.

The second floor will become the permanent offices for DMI. The nonprofit organization has been leasing space across North Main Street.

You can donate to this fund online or by writing a check to the RCF with the fund noted in the memo line.

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