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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Questions

Why move out of the basement?

Safety

Space to grow a team

 

How did you search for spaces?

Loopnet.com – Industrial

Craigslist – office/commercial

  • 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

Tenant application

Usually an offer and counter offer

We learned to present our financials and business model clearly

Insurance

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

Storing books

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