We were saddened to hear that Brookland non-profit Scrap DC will be shutting its doors later this month. Not only do we love the mission of re-purposing items to keep them out of landfills, they really provide a service via educational programs and affordable materials to the community. We spoke with Scrap DC executive director Sharon Robinson, who simply said they “lost their lease” and the flyer below was being handed out on Saturday. The flyer states that they will re-open in the spring in a new location, and points people to their Facebook page as a place to keep up with their plans. This is the second time a Brookland non-profit has lost their lease at this location, 3101 12th Street NE, due to financial hardship. In October 2012 First Time Computers left because they couldn’t afford the increase in the lease amount when they went to re-sign.