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Best vision for expansion 

The Scrap Exchange

2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham

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When director Ann Woodward and the board of the nonprofit Scrap Exchange moved the twenty-five-year-old reuse center into a former movie theater at Durham's Lakewood Shopping Center two years ago, that was just phase one. The big plan, now coming to fruition, was to buy the whole ten acres and repurpose the once-thriving strip mall into a glorious "reuse district" with a community garden, a sculpture garden, a parking lot mall built of shipping containers, affordable spaces for local businesses, and more. As always, The Scrap Exchange's main missions are to reduce waste and to teach Durham's citizens how to make rather than just consume. The Scrap Exchange has always been awesome. There's no reason to think phase two will be anything less.

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