The Claremont MakerSpace celebrated its grand opening Friday.
Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster were in attendance for the ribbon cutting, accomplished by laser cutter, rather than a traditional set of shears.
The project, which received both federal and state funds, has been in the works for years. It’s an important keystone in efforts to revitalize the city, Kuster said.
“There’s a history in Claremont, and in this whole region, of making things,” she said. “And now that energy’s back and it’s very exciting.”
The MakerSpace is expansive, occupying an old brick building downtown. It offers tools, classes and studio space for woodworking, metalworking, and fiber and digital arts.