Bill & Britt chat about what it was like to move their shop and all the challenges and excitement of creating a new work space.
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Why move out of the basement?
Space to grow a team
How did you search for spaces?
- This is handy if you’re looking to rent in a shared workspace
Went with a Commercial Real Estate Firm
Toured several spaces – Learned what mattered to us
What is the process for getting a shop space? Was it hard to find the right property/space to rent/lease?
Different depending on where you live
Zoning – M1, M2, M3
Hard to find spaces under 5,000 sf listed
Usually an offer and counter offer
We learned to present our financials and business model clearly
Signed 3-year Lease
What was the move like?
Rented a moving truck to move furniture out of storage
Moved stuff out of basement with friend’s van
What are you going to do with the old shop basement?
Storing costume bins
Weight lifting equipment
What would you have done differently?
We don’t regret touring multiple locations: It’s hard to know what you want until you look around