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TinkerMill, Longmont's makerspace, purchased the building it's occupied for the last three years at 1840 Delaware Ct. on May 5th, 2017, as noted by Diane Goldenstein, TinkerMill's president in the interview given below (at approximately 11 min. 40 sec into the interview).
The purchase price of $1.4 million was obtained mostly through loans from local banks, the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and through donations from TinkerMill members.
TinkerMill is one of the largest non profit (501(c)3) educationally focused makerspaces in the United States, with almost 600 paying members. They are seeking additional donations to pay off short and long term loans. Donations are welcome from the general public. All donations are tax deductible and eligible for an additional 'enterprise zone' tax credits.
For more information on TinkerMill and what's it's been up to as well as some of the things you can do there, listen to the interview with Diane Goldenstein, TinkerMill's president, below.