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Opening Tonight: Rusted Grain

Rusted Grain, a new business branch of ReUse Action, is opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony tonight (July 21) at 6 pm at 1212 Jefferson Avenue.

Rusted Grain is a full-service woodworking shop, owned and operated by Megan McNally, who graduated last year from Barnard College with a degree in Environmental Policy. The shop’s emphasis will be “reusing materials that would ordinarily be thrown into the landfill,” according to a ReUse Action press release.

“At Rusted Grain and ReUse Action, we are confident that products made from otherwise wasted materials will be a vehicle for job creation and personal and community improvement,” McNally said in the release.

ReUse Action is, according to its website, “… a community of tradesmen and women, artists, designers, and community members committed to reclaiming materials from unwanted housing stock, re-purposing materials to offer unique rehabilitations for homes and businesses, and innovative strategies that offer affordable restorations that accent the unique architectural character of Buffalo homes.”

There will be refreshments at the ceremony. Anyone interested in green building or demolition, reusing materials, or green jobs is encouraged to attend.

For more information:

Rusted Grain: Megan McNally, 912-5529,

ReUse Action: Michael Gainer, 949-0900,

-ian carlino