Almost like working…

Good news: Norman Schippert and those wild and crazy kids at Louisville-based IPS BluegrassNet are bringing free wifi to this fall’s ReSurfaced pop-up plaza and beer garden.

Mayor Greg Fischer announced the ReSurfaced project a couple of weeks ago, transforming the vacant former Museum Plaza facades into a temporary weekend community and event space. (See the video above if you missed the presser.)

ReSurfaced will feature local food, art, music, movies, craft beer, and technology. The six-week event will take place at 615 West Main St. each Thursday through Sunday beginning Sept. 19 and continuing through Oct. 25.

Here’s the rest of the release announcing the free wireless:

ReSurfaced is organized by Louisville non-profit City Collaborative in partnership with several sponsors and in-kind contributors including (but not limited to):

Axxis  |  BluegrassNet  |  BlueSky Network  |  Bullhorn  |  Core Design  |  Eiderdown & NachBar  |  Forest Giant  |  Fund for the Arts  |  Henry – McGalliard  |  IxDA Louisville  |  Kentucky Center for the Arts  |  Kertis Creative  |  Louisville Downtown Partnership  |  Louisville Metro  |  Louisville Visual Art Association  |  Louisville Public Media  |  PPG Porter Paints  |  Urban Design Studio

In an effort to encourage more innovative and low-cost investments, ReSurfaced hopes to impact future efforts and inspire possibilities for reactivating unused spaces. Based on a similar project in Memphis called the Tennessee Brewery Untapped, ReSurfaced will be a temporary project illustrating the economic potential and benefit of revitalizing areas of downtown Louisville.

“Community can drive amazing change, especially when they rally together and build out their visions. City Collaborative was created to build projects as a community, driving positive change and creating great stories about our city. ReSurfaced is a perfect example of that in action,” said Dave Durand, City Collaborative board member and CEO of Forest Giant.

Site construction has already begun as volunteers meet on-site every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in getting involved are encouraged to email [email protected]