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2013 Creative Enterprises

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Grit City Grindhouse / Taylor Woodruff & Robert Boyle
311 S. 7th Street / gritcitygrindhouse.com
grand opening June 21, 2013

Grit City Grindhouse offers the Tacoma area a more diverse selection of longboards and skateboards, along with services most board shops can’t offer. They offer a fully functioning art production facility that allows them to customize the graphics on your board, print their own line of t-shirts and make original works of art you won’t find in any gallery.  Additionally, they offer board refurbishment and a small selection of used skateboards.  Grit City moved into their downtown space in June 2013, nailed up their pallet boards (you have to see it to believe it), and are still going strong!

Grit City Grindhouse Taking Ownership -Spaceworks

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Schnelluloid Films / Isaac Olsen
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Filmmaker Isaac Olsen, on the heels of the successful release of his film Strictly Sacred: a film about Girl Trouble, will utilize this space to work and create with fellow artists. Occasional showcases of local artist’s work will happen once a month too! Visit our blog and facebook page for updates.
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Alchemy Skateboarding / Ben Warner
311 S. 7th / www.alchemyskateboarding.org

Alchemy is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for youth to learn and grow through skateboarding. Alchemy’s vision is a future where skateboarders are recognized as positive contributors and an integral part of our vibrant community.

Alchemy Indoor Grand Opening -Spaceworks

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Rogue Friar / Gary Waldron
Rogue Friar Etsy Shop

A self-taught bookbinder, Gary Waldron creates journals with care and craftsmanship as part of his spiritual practice. He cuts each cover with a knife from thick, soft cowhide leather or suede, leaving a raw-edge flap. Each volume is meticulously bound with stitched-in sheaves of textured handmade paper, and closes with a suede tie and a Celtic-design metal toggle. In smooth-grain or embossed leather, the journals are inviting to the eye and touch. He started Rogue Friar with the desire to support himself through the work of his hands and help the community. Purchase these journals at popular farmers markets in Tacoma and Puyallup, and downtown Tacoma store Revisioned – an urban boutique.

Read Lisa Kinoshita’s article about Rogue Friar

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birdloft / Jeff Libby & Adrienne Wicks
Matter: Tacoma made modern, 821 Pacific Avenue / birdloft.com

Sustainable furniture design from wood, steel, and air that grounds and uplifts. Small shop, meticulous craft. Calibrated for sanctuary at home. At first, birdloft was placed with other furniture artists in a showroom called REVIVE. Later they found home at Matter with designers rePly Furniture and Moss + Mineral.

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Working Class Theater Northwest / Christina Hughes & Tim Samland
workingclasstheaternw.blogspot.com

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Monopoly Entertainment introduces the Dub City WA State

Monopoly Entertainment introduces the Dub City WA State “UNITE” Tour, Spring 2014

Monopoly Entertainment / Kerry  Williams
923B MLK Jr. Way /  www.monopolyent.com
grand opening May 1, 2014

Monopoly Entertainment has a long history in Tacoma as a premiere promotions and marketing group for nightclubs, music artist, private parties, and other entertainment opportunities.  Kerry came to Spaceworks looking for a rehearsal space for his artists.

Monopoly Entertainment Open House Series -Spaceworks

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REVIVE: locally crafted custom furniture
323A Puyallup Avenue / www.revivetacoma.com
December 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015
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Five local businesses came together at the beginning of December 2014 to form REVIVE, a collective of artisans; makers of locally crafted, sustainably sourced, custom made furniture and furnishings. REVIVE popped up practically over night in the ground floor showroom of a beautiful old building recently restored by property owners Jori Adkins and Rick Semple.  They had several wonderful Third Thursday events with invited guest artists, including their fabulous grand opening on December 18. REVIVE was an awesome, unfortunately short-lived, maker showroom space, and those involved continue their amazing work as independent businesses: Alchemy Concrete Works, birdloft, rePly Furniture, Spring Fever Upholstery, and Wane + Flitch.

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