The 3rd Place is a community gathering space located in the Cool Spring/Tilton Neighborhood of Wilmington, DE.
We are a non-profit neighborhood lounge and gallery facilitated by City Church of Wilmington. You might be wondering about our name. No, we don't like to finish third! It comes from the concept of “the third place,” a term that's used in community building to refer to a location other than home (1st place) or work (2nd place) where people gather in the community.
The mission of The 3rd Place is to promote neighborhood life by providing a welcoming space for people to gather. It's hard to describe exactly what we are. A coffee shop? No. Cafe? Nope. We prefer to be thought of us as your neighborhood living room. You'll just have to visit to see what we mean. So come meet a friend, work on your laptop, check out the artwork in our gallery, or just hang out! In addition to our regular open hours, we host a variety of events and activities. Whether it's a house concert, an art show, ESL classes, or some other fun event, take a look at our calendar to stay up-to-date with what's going on.