Community Classroom

The Merc Co+op's Community Classroom is used primarily for co-op classes and events. When not in use, it is available for community members to reserve.


The classroom is available during The Merc Co+op’s hours of operation, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. There is a 3-hour limit on the use of the room.

Due to our unpredictable schedule, the room can be reserved only one meeting at a time, and not a on permanent or continuous basis. To see the current schedule, visit the co-op’s online events calendar.


There is no charge to use the Community Classroom.


To reserve the use of the Community Classroom, submit a Room Request form online, mail the paper form in to The Merc Co+op ( attn: Erin Shea), or turn it in at the customer service desk.

  • The room can be reserved two months in advance.

  • Please allow at least 3 days lead-time to process your request.

  • We will contact you to confirm your reservation.


The room is not intended for commercial use, business promotions, education seminars, any event for which a fee will be charged, or classes (except those sponsored by The Merc Co+op).

Requesting groups are responsible for setting up the room to fit their needs.

Projection & Display

  • A projector and screen are available for use upon request,

  • A dry erase board is permanently affixed to the east wall. Groups are responsible for providing their own dry-erase markers and erasers.

  • No tacks, nails or tape may be used or placed on doors or walls.

Room Capacity

  • Open Square - 16 maximum

  • Classroom - 24 maximum

  • Theater - 30 maximum

Tables & Chairs

Eight 4' X 1 1/2' tables are available for use.

  • When moving tables and chairs, lift them to avoid scraping the floor and damaging the felt feet.

  • Do not remove chairs from the cafe seating area or bring them into the Community Classroom.

  • The room should be returned to its original set-up at the end of the meeting.

    • There is a helpful diagram on the north wall and markings on the floor to help with table placement.

  • Dispose of waste, wipe down all tables and sweep the floor.

    • A garbage can, broom and dustpan are available for use.

Food and Drink

  • No outside food or drink is allowed in the Community Classroom.

    • Food purchased at the co-op is welcome.

    • Please purchase all food or beverages before bringing them into the classroom.

  • No alcohol may be brought into the classroom.

Children are always welcome at The Merc Co+op and in the Community Classroom. For safety purposes, children must remain in the classroom unless accompanied by an adult.

Groups reserving The Merc Co+op’s Community Classroom accept full responsibility for care of the room and its contents and will be held liable for any damage caused to the co-op’s property. We reserve the right to grant or deny use of the Community Classroom to any requesting group.

Allowing a group to use the Community Classroom does not in any way constitute an endorsement by the co-op’s Board of Directors, management or staff of that group’s policies or beliefs, and no claim to that effect nor claim of the co-op’s sponsorship may be used, explicitly or implicitly, in advertising.