Stefan and I met at Uptown with Wendy, Jane and Eric today. This weeks meetup was dominated by writers/content freelancers and lots of creative spirit. Jane joined us for the first time and had plenty of great ideas for creative space hunting for us. Thank you, Jane. We spent the first 45 minutes with introduction, updates on our location search and brainstorming other locations. We talked briefly about each others projects and business ideas.
We shared a quick history of our location efforts in the last 12 weeks diving into our latest adventure touring a beautiful space in White Center last Thursday. The space seemed to have it all: great lighting, great location in Downtown White Center, open space, newly remodeled, great lease terms. So we started to work on a timeline with the opening date March 1st, drawings for the build out adding meeting space and kitchen, created a new website for the space, a shopping list for office furniture, talked with our insurance guy, looked for service provider and toured the space a second time to measure and agree on lease terms. After our tour we decided to visit other tenants in the building and some businesses for a neighborly hello and to ask for input on our coworking idea in the neighborhood and this is where it went awry. There is actual an article in Seattle Met written about the 'situation'. After listening to different sites of the story Stefan and I decided this is not the space for us after all. The main issue would be parking paired with security concerns, both things on top of our wish list for our space. We were really disappointed when we realized our third attempt to lease a space won't come to reality.
We heard some nice words from Eric encouraging us to keepdoing what we are doing and the opportunity will rise.
Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder