A beautiful business model, and a beautiful place.
The Rebuilding Center on Mississippi Avenue in Portland Oregon takes donations of no-longer-wanted material from houses that are being remodeled or demolished. Then they sell it, cheap, to folks who can reuse it. They’ve got everything – two or three warehouses packed in with appliances, lumber, fixtures, tile – pretty much anything you could want.
I’d love to see this business model in every city.
A bunch of pics at flickr
And that beautiful entrance way? City Repair