Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spaceworks Tacoma to fill downtown’s vacant storefronts

Spaceworks Tacoma is seeking artist, creative entrepreneurs and property owners to join in an effort to fill downtown Tacoma’s vacant storefronts with creative, innovative and active uses. The initiative is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, and Shunpike.

The intent of Spaceworks Tacoma is to build a critical mass of destination quality art installations, creative retail opportunities, artist studios and events in downtown Tacoma. These opportunities will serve to put feet on the street and reinforce Tacoma’s burgeoning image as a city for and about the arts.

Spaceworks Tacoma will connect property owners looking to gain exposure for their available retail spaces with artists and entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses. For a limited time and reduced rents these connections will help to breathe life into downtown’s streetscape.

A community information meeting will be held April 28th from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Suite 133 (703 Pacific Ave.). This is an opportunity for community members, artists, entrepreneurs and property owners to learn more about the Spaceworks Tacoma initiative and how they can participate.

For more immediate information go to: http://www.spaceworkstacoma.com/, find us on facebook or contact Lindsey@shunpike.org.

1 comment:

  1. This is ridiculously awesome! It sounds to me like a win-win arrangement for everyone. This should bring some cheaper short-term leasing opportunities, more people into the downtown core outside 9-5 on weekdays, and give property owners/managers more exposure to potential long-term tenants. Fantastic!