02 May With a Little Luck…
We were in the right place at the right time…and we knew it.
About 9 years ago, we were looking to move our company. We were small, but had outgrown our old space. We were literally hours away from signing a new lease deal in a nondescript building, replete with florescent lights and elevators, when we stumbled on a classic, old vaudeville theater built in 1911. It was open and inviting, with 35 ft ceilings and the original wood stage where performers once sang and danced. Granted, it had been destroyed over the years and was in terrible disrepair, but with just a little imagination you could see its potential.
We never looked back. We took out loans, renovated and moved in over the course of the next 18 months. We only needed about 7,000 sq ft back then, which is about half the total space. We leased the other half to several private companies, even as space got cramped at Key Tech.
There is an old saying for any business that you either grow or die. I guess you could say we are lucky there too; we have continued to grow at about a 20% yearly pace. We are happy to announce that as of June 1 (next month) we will be expanding into the rest of the theater. The new space will let us continue to grow, expand, collaborate, inspire and create. For a company that develops new products, what more could you possibly ask.
The theater before……..
2002 View After Renovation
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