Dudley Makerspace is go! Development advice sought

Hi Folks,

Happy to announce Dudley Makerspace has begun in a 1,000 sf space in North Dudley. Members are shocked that six months of talking has turned into a space so quickly. I am looking for a mentor to help make this a success. The space is currently empty and I am reeling from the surprise as well as trying to plan to develop partners who can help fill it with useful equipment.
The space is shared with a bric-a-brac store who give their profits to an array of charities. Makerspace members are given an easy place to sell their wares and find things to upcycle.
I am looking for practical assistance and welcoming any feedback or advice.