The sublime sanctuary will be the site of our new coffee shop restaurant, which will be open to the public. It will offer a finger-licking menu, mirroring the options at the Funhouse Restaurant in Mr. Smalls as well as a full coffee bar, the first of its kind in the Millvale community. The former alter will serve as an acoustic stage, hosting performances from local artists and Creative.Life.Support students.
The Creative.Life.Support Center will also house a used-gear swap shop offering a variety of secondhand music equipment. This will give musicians the opportunity to buy, sell, or trade-in previously owned instruments and accessories to provide the local community with a better access to music equipment. If you can’t decide what instrument would work best for you, demo rooms will be available for musicians to get a feel for the different types of gear.
Creative.Life.Support has been self-funded and actively expanding its programs for 15 years, only lacking the additional space. With this new convenient location, Creative.Life.Support can now build toward this expansion and open up the floor to many other opportunities. Proceeds from both the coffee shop restaurant and the used gear Swap Shop will contribute to the funding of Creative.Life.Support youth programs.
MR. SMALLS RECORDING STUDIO
Mr. Smalls’ state-of-the-art recording studio is now located on the North Side just five blocks away from Heinz Field. We offer the area’s largest and best sounding tracking room, as well as a highly skilled team of producers, engineers, and musicians, all available at a price you can afford. Our services include recording, mixing, mastering, production, voiceovers, studio musicians, live recording, format transfers, original music and beats, and commercial ad production.
WHERE CREDIT IS DUE...
An extremely dedicated staff has realized all of this. The Borough of Millvale was instrumental in making it possible to acquire the Mr. Smalls Funhouse property and has supported the organization’s efforts in any way possible, as it is their belief that the existence and success of this facility marks a significant evolution in the cultural and professional scope of Millvale. Mr. Smalls Funhouse has to date been providing its services in the vision of CLS and will continue to host CLS activities with considerable in-kind donations of facilities and resources.