Keeping Busy December 02 2010, 0 Comments

Hello All. I'm so sorry for the lack of posting. I am sad to report that I lost a close family member to cancer the week before last. He was an amazing father, husband and all around person, he will be greatly missed. I took some time to be with my family and to reflect on my loss. I have always been told that the best medicine for heartache is keeping yourself busy, so what better way than to launch myself back into my work on the studio....right? Although we are still a ways away from our monetary goal on Kickstarter, I decided to play hookie from fundraising today and do a little commercial real estate therapy. Here are some spots I'm drooling over for the store! We need about 1,800-2,000 sq ft of space. I would love a space with lots of light, big windows and on the ground floor of a good street with ample street parking. I would love to find a place that had a few separated nooks for classes and the dyeing area. I know, I know, I might as well be asking for the moon, but a girl can dream right! Here are some of the drool worthy spaces...what are your thoughts?
Fantastic and affordable opportunity to lease 1,638 SF of retail space on the highly traveled N 36th St in the Fremont neighborhood. Floor to ceiling storefront windows with a 12` ceiling height. Plenty of water and power as well as refrigeration lines available, if needed. Large sign pad space available providing an envious signage opportunity for your business! Rent is $2,500 per month + utilities. Located on the north side of N 36th Street, on one of Fremont's most traveled streets. One block from the Burke Gilman trail. Join other successful businesses in one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods.
Ok, ignore the sign on the building, no wait, don't, isn't it funny? I have to say, if I got it, I would super want to keep that up to make me laugh, lol. Although it might be a bit confusing for business. It's a touch small though, only 1,638 SqFt...but look at those windows!
Historic Ballard location and Market Street exposure. Charming building with retail/restaurant use on the 1st floor with full basement. Recently remodeled retail floor with exposed brick and shaft for a Type 1 hood. Upgraded electrical and plumbing, beer & wine permits in place and outdoor seating permitted.
Dear Market Street Trader Building, You had me at beer and wine permit. Love, Made Studios. And it's 1,800 SqFt...aaand it's 4 blocks from my house! My only thing is I'm not feeling the whole log-cabin-syrup look to the outside, but perhaps I lack imagination on what to do with it?
 
The Maxwell hotel is a new destination hotel located in Seattle`s Lower Queen Anne Neighborhood across from Teatro ZinZanni. Ideally situated in the heart of Seattle`s Music & Cultural center, The Maxwell is a 140 room boutique hotel within walking distance of the Pacific Science Center, Space Needle, McCaw Hall, Experience Music Project (EMP), and the future HQ of the Gates Foundation. This new construction project offers 6,200 SF of street-level restaurant and retail space in one of Seattle`s most desirable neighborhoods. Suite 125 - 1,075 SF can be combined with Suite 126 - 792 SF for a total of 1,867 SF.
So I actually frequent a bar that is dangerously close to this space. The actual building has been completed and it's really nice. My only problem with this space is the parking in this area blows. It's all "zone" parking and it's super duper annoying. So, although it sounds really nice, there would have to be some non-pay parking open up.
 
Incredible corner space on the Corner of Market and 20th Ave NW in Ballard. Highly visible frontage and active corner. Many developments in the area. Join New Tenants Palermo, Uma, Plaka Estiatorio and Sparkle cleaners. Divisible to about 1100sf. Bonus basement of 2,957sf at no charge. Landlord may Finance TI`s for a limited time!
I stop and press my nose against the window of this place every day. It is, well, perfect. It has huge windows and is situated on one of the best corners of Ballard with lots of street parking. It has a separate little nook that would be ideal for a fabric shop! Sadly, it's 3,195 SqFt, which is way too much space, and way too expensive for our budget. But I can't help but love it, and hope that someone awesome rents it. This just in: I just spoke to a friend and she said that it could probably be divided into two smaller spaces if requested...iiinteresting...very very interesting...
Ok well that is all my searching could find...if you see anything out there, let us know!!!