The Space on Main Hopes to Connect Bradford Residents to Each Other and the World


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Prior to launching, the newly opened space relied on donations from local businesses, including Copeland Furniture.

On Friday, October 12 the ribbon was cut, officially opening The Space on Main in Bradford. This 7,000 square-foot building provides members with access to conference rooms, meeting spaces, and technological equipment. Since its opening, the Daily UV has noticed that the community has embraced The Space. A local business has held staff conferences within its spacious meeting rooms. Several people who work remotely have purchased memberships, hoping to take advantage of its high-speed internet and modern equipment. Meanwhile, a yoga class unplugs from life’s stresses in one of The Space’s event rooms.

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During its construction, The Space received many generous donations from businesses such as Copeland Furniture, explains Monique Priestley, president and founder of The Space on Main. In a press release published prior to the building’s opening, Priestley thanked the furniture manufacturer and its owners, Tim and Jenny Copeland.

“The Space will … fill our Main Street gap and weave a network of partnerships throughout the region,” Priestley said. “This would not be possible without the incredible support of amazing people like Tim and Jenny Copeland.”

By giving to the Space on Main, Tim Copeland, president of Copeland Furniture hopes to help revitalize Bradford’s Main Street. In the press release, he remarked that main streets throughout the country are floundering -- except in those communities where individuals or groups reimagine their downtowns.

 “Jenny and I are betting that Monique’s Space on Main is a spark that brings new energy on Main Street, Bradford,” Copeland said, “We are pleased to play a small part in helping it happen.

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