As many of you know, LoCoFlo has been searching for a permanent home for a while now. Our criteria for a space included: close to home, preferably in the city, one story, space for indoor loading and at least 1500 square feet. Apparently, that kind of space is not easy to find. We searched and searched. We were even ready to buy a spot that fit a few of the criteria but was a bad fit in other ways. And then…we found this jewel in Charles Village.
This 2,000 sq/ft warehouse is perfect! It’s 3 miles from home, it has natural light (including sky lights), it’s got space for the locoroll, space for client meetings and classes and work and offices and parties! It’s in a great neighborhood and it’s only 1 block from the year round 32nd Street Farmers Market.
This new space is going to allow us to do all of the things we’ve been talking about and planning for for years. Eventually, we’ll start offering classes, open studio time, parties, a speakers series, a book club, market morning breakfasts and more!
Now, before I get ahead of myself, let me say, we are going to have to do several months of work to get it ready. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to move in sometime close to the end of the year. If things going slower than expected, maybe early in 2013. In the meantime, I’ll do a twice monthly post here on the blog to keep you updated on our progress. You can also follow-us on Facebook where we’ll post updates and follow-us on Pinterest where we’ve been collecting inspiration for the space.
It may not look like much to you now, but we’re dreaming big! (or at least better!)
This is a huge step in the life our business. From our early days of working in my dining room, to working in the back of the Michael Group’s offices, to working in our Hampden garage studio, to buying this building which will become our permanent home. We are so grateful and excited and overwhelmed! Thank you to everyone who helped us get to this point. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the Grand Opening!