Tellus360 Announces Plans for Music, Arts and Special Events Venue For Downtown Lancaster

Reclaimed wood and eco-friendly gift retailer unveils liquor license, music venues, organic food bar, recording studio and events space

LANCASTER, May 14, 2013 – Tellus360 – the reclaimed wood furniture and eco-friendly, recycled and upcycled gifts retailer – unveiled today plans to renovate its downtown Lancaster space into a liquor-licensed music, arts and special events venue. The news was delivered to local and regional media at a press conference held on Tellus360’s 10,000-square-foot green roof at 24 East King Street.

With construction scheduled to begin later this month, the Amplification Project will overhaul the building’s interior, transforming the 8,000-square-foot street-level retail space, 9,000-square-foot second floor, green rooftop and basement level into a mixed-use events and entertainment complex featuring four music and special events venues, a music recording studio, multiple art galleries and a food bar serving locally sourced and organic foods.

“With the live music and community events we’ve already held at Tellus360, we decided it was time to invest more fully into our ability to properly promote music and art in its many forms,” says Tellus360 owner Joe Devoy. “Lancaster has some of the best artists and musicians in the world, and we’re excited to provide them another venue to showcase their talents.”

A 500-person capacity space featuring high-input touring acts, as well as a 150-capacity tavern featuring acoustic acts, will occupy the first floor with sound equipment provided by Clair Global from Lititz, PA. A newly installed mezzanine level will feature an organic food bar prepared by The Scarlet Runner from Lancaster. All furniture will be designed and built by Tellus360’s workshop, located in Lancaster City.

The retail operation – including a showroom with custom kitchen and reclaimed wood furniture displays – will move to the previously undeveloped second floor. Also featured on the second floor is a 200-capacity listening room and events space, as well as Gallery360 – Tellus360’s in-house art gallery featuring rotating art exhibitions and consignment items from Lancaster-based artists.

Additionally, Tellus360 will host theater performances, educational lectures and creative workshops, with space available for corporate events, wedding receptions and other private events.

About Tellus360:

Tellus360 is a shiny new concept bringing economical and sustainable solutions to all aspects of living. We focus on the end use of domestic and commercial applications, giving people the unique option to be more environmentally responsible when designing the aesthetic and functional landscape of their homes and offices. Whether it’s reclaimed wood furniture, rooftop solar hot water panel systems, green roofs, or eco-friendly home decor, we at Tellus360 are doing our bit and trying to help others do theirs.

For more information:

Mike McMonagle
mikem@tellus360.com