Welcome the Weitz to Downtown Northfield

The NDDC welcomes the Weitz Center for Creativity to Downtown Northfield.

Technically only a half block away from the C-1 Zone (part of the definition of the downtown as per the City Zoning Code), what was once “the old middle school” is only a block away from the Carnegie Library and only two blocks away from the “heart” of Northfield…Bridge Square.  The NDDC is going to reach out across that short distance and say “Welcome, we’re glad you’re here.”.

The NDDC believes that the Weitz will be a great addition to Downtown Northfield.   In fact, the NDDC is so excited about the opening, we thought somebody should throw a party.  Fortunately, somebody is…

Carleton College cordially invites everyone to a special community open house celebrating the completion of the new Weitz Center for Creativity on Saturday, September 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. The celebration will feature tours of the building and its many unique spaces, as well as light refreshments and musical entertainment.

The event will also feature a presentation at 4 p.m. by professor John Schott about his photo exhibit “Middle School,” which documents the condition of the vacant former Northfield Middle School as it awaited renovation. The photos were taken in the winter of 2009, when the building had been empty and unused for five years.

At 5 p.m., Carleton President Steve Poskanzer will speak to welcome those in attendance, followed by an “official” welcome to Downtown Northfield by Greg Kneser, President of the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC).

The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at 320 North Third Street in Northfield. For more information on this event, contact the Office of College Relations at (507) 222-4308. To take a virtual tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, visit http://apps.carleton.edu/weitz