The Robert W. Mickle Neighborhood Resource Center turned an outdated 1960 era, unused kitchen space into a vibrant, fully equipped community kitchen that is now available to chefs, caterers, and food entrepeneurs who have an occasional, or reoccuring need for a commecial kitchen.
This kitchen is thought to be the largest "Shared Use" commercial kitchen in the state. Users must be trained in food safety, and certified by the Mickle Center prior to having access to the kitchen.
Winner of 8 Awards including National Preservation Honor Award
The project consisted of a full renovation of the 1896 Opera House, adjacent Hetherington, and adjacent single story building. A 2 story addition was added to the back of the buildings that serves as the new lobby, restrooms, and elevator space