REDGBIV?!

February 1st, 2013

Wow that took a lot longer than we imagined it would. Almost exactly a year ago we sent a proposal to the mayor and council to lease their building on Industrial Ave, and it took them until a couple of weeks ago to finally let us know that they would be declining our offer. The same day, we put our long prepared 'plan b' into effect, and put an offer on this space at 855 East Hastings, a 7500 sq.ft. former food services facility:

 

After some back and forth we've come to an agreement, gone to City Hall and got a business license, and finally today we signed the lease (3 years only, more on this later) and got the keys.  Official occupancy date is Feb. 1st.

 

Our good friends at ROYGBIV are being evicted tomorrow, so the timing is pretty good from that point of view, we've more or less amalgamated and together we're looking forward to looking forward together!! Special thanks to everyone who came to our fundraisers, donated or otherwise gave us encouragement and helped us stay sane and positive for all those many months in the wilderness - we literally couldn't have done it without you!

 

Here's a walkthrough of the space, "before"

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