Quadruple Grand Opening… Pictures!

8 Aug

About 300 folks came out to celebrate the opening of four new businesses: Monopoly Entertainment, Concrete Market, The T-Shirt Men, and SPUN Clay Arts Studio & Gallery. They have taken over a previously vacant building at 10th & MLK, right across from People’s Park. The energy in the air was charged. The spark of new economic activity, along with the mixing and mingling of such a diverse group of Tacomans made the night feel truly special.  We would like to extend a huge THANKS to everyone who helped make this happen!

The following is a series of photographs from the talented and passionate local Kris Crews of Crews Photography & Video:

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Property Owner Paul Okner (not pictured here) of  Fremont Property Group LLC came to Spaceworks looking for a creative way to get businesses up and moving in this previously vacant building on the corner of 10th & MLK.  Spaceworks greatly appreciates this partnership and the opportunity it has provided for these four new businesses.

 

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Thank you to Hold Studios for building a gorgeous bean bag toss game, plus giant sized Jenga!

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Coloring pages provided by the brand spankin’ new business “The Nearsighted Narwhal” located at 2610-A 6th Ave (also Spaceworks Participants).

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Music for the evening was provided by DJ Schematik with special performances by Kerry Williams and Nana Martini. Pictured here, Dion Thomas attempts to find a dance partner. A big thanks to Dion (Spaceworks Intern) for helping throw this community event.

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A big touch of magic was brought to the evening by the incredible, multi-versed performer “Just Sage”

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Of course, thanks to the Tacoma community for coming out and showing love for all the positive things happening in our fantastic little city.

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Taylor Woodruff from Grit City Grindhouse (Spaceworks Alumni) showing ’em how it’s done on the ramps!

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Huge thanks to Alchemy Indoor for providing skateboard lessons to all the kids, they had a blast!

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Alchemy Indoor is a participant of Spaceworks Tacoma. This project is a great way to get kids active, and promote a positive skateboarding culture in Tacoma.

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Willie Combs (with the big thumbs up) from the TShirt Men worked hard with his brother David Combs to get their space ready to be open for business. Congratulations!

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Outside the new business SPUN Clay Art’s Studio & Gallery passersby got to witness the delightful/impromptu entertainment provided by The Little O’ and his Lonely One-Man-Folk-Punk Band

Finally, not pictured here but equally important to the success of the evening, Spaceworks would like to thank:

Lumpia World, for bringing one of the best food truck in town
-artist Holly Senn, for displaying her marvelous hanging wall sculptures
-And last but not least…
Ace’s Truck & Auto Repair, for the pallets

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