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Harbor Springs Lecture Series Presents: Phil Cooley, Ponyride/Slow’s BBQ

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August 12, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Harbor Springs Library
206 S. Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740, MI United States
(231) 347-4337


Crooked Tree Arts Center

Entrepreneur, Slow’s Bar B Q owner and Ponyride founder, Phillip Cooley, opened Slows Bar B Q and Slows To Go with various partners and is a general contractor with O’Connor Development.  Because of Slows success, Cooley has been afforded the opportunity to help residents of Detroit in need.  He works on projects ranging from helping others open small businesses, to designing and building public spaces like Ponyride.  He is passionate about Detroit, because he believes that it is a Democratic city where all are welcome to participate.

Ponyride is a study to see how the foreclosure crisis can have a positive impact on our communities.  Ponyride provides cheap space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources and networks.  They purchased a 30,000 square-foot warehouse for $100,000 and offer space for $0.10 – $0.20 per square-foot, which includes cost of utilities.  Over 25 organizations are currently working in the space.

Time: 4:00 PM Refreshments / 4:30 PM Lecture

Tickets: $15 per lecture