OK. Time to give credit where credit is due. Where most coworking founders lease space, we opted to buy and remodel (for lots of reasons). So many have helped us get the space for Cowork Frederick ready. Here's a list of those we want to specifically mention: BlueRidge Bank (http://www.blueridgebk.com/) For providing the financing when we … [Read more...] about The Story of the Space – Chapter 4: Credits
To quote Monty Python, "I'm not dead yet." Front room is finished, Phone & Internet are live. Heavy Timber is putting a door on the bathroom now. It's late, so I'll upload some photos tomorrow, but since I was moving the website to a new server I wanted to get an update posted. UPDATE: Ok, so no photos. I took another look using the eye of a … [Read more...] about Just a quick update
So it goes without saying that the March opening didn't happen. Once the work actually started it was like peeling an onion: removing one layer exposed another, and another after that. Removing flooring in the break room and bathroom exposed rot to the floor joists. Replacing the floor joists meant rearranging heat and plumbing so it wouldn't … [Read more...] about We’re Still Working, But We’re Getting Closer
Even with the snow, the steps have now been leveled and an aged, rusting metal strap that supported the massive granite landing has been replaced. Our construction guy did a wonderful job with the brickwork underneath, so I'm feeling confident we picked the right folks to work on a historic building. We're about to approach the city for … [Read more...] about The Steps Are Fixed, Now For The Inside
It's amazing how time slips by. The good news is we closed on the building in late February. The bad news is we have a lot of work to do before we can open. As I said earlier, we have to replace the plumbing and get a new furnace, although hopefully we won't need heat for quite some time. One of the biggest upgrades is to bring the electrical … [Read more...] about We Have a New Space, So Now What?