Spaceworks Spotlight

Our new blog series illuminates the participants of our Creative Enterprise program who are learning the next steps in their journey. Featuring a different business every week, Spaceworks Spotlight tells inspiring stories of our alumni who are making Tacoma more economically and culturally vibrant.

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Grit City Grindhouse

Grit City Grindhouse owner Bobby Boyle shows customer skateboard trucks

Grit City Grindhouse is a destination spot for quality supply and unmatched customer service from skateboards to longboards. Owners, Taylor Woodruff and Bobby Boyle, invite you to come and play. [Read Full Story]

Side x Side Creative

Mary Holste and Erik Hanberg of Side x Side Creative

Mary Holste started out as an independent graphic artist. Together with writer Erik Hanberg they built a successful design company in Tacoma. But with Spaceworks property connections and business coaching program they broadened horizons and put their business on the map. [Read Full Story]

birdloft

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Using reclaimed wood and discarded tree trunks, birdloft designers Adrienne Wicks and Jeff Libby build beautiful furniture. After moving to Tacoma, they branched out from selling online to a retail store. [Read Full Story]

Tease Chocolates

Tease Chocolates Spaceworks Spotlight
Artisans Julie & Topher applied to Spaceworks Tacoma to open a kitchen but in the city of destiny the reality was better than the dream. [Read Full Story]

The Arts & Crafts Press

Arts & Crafts Press - Spaceworks Spotlight

With unique approach to letterpress Yoshiko Yamamoto crafts cost-effective, Japanese woodblock style notecards, bringing art to our homes.  [Read Full Story]

Tinkertopia

tinkertopia-spaceworks-spotlight RR Anderson had a big dream, to open a junk shop. Together with wife Darcy they sell alternative art supplies and inspire sustainable craft and inventions.  [Read Full Story]

Write253

Tacoma non-profit offers creative writing workshops and summer camps to provide educational experiences and academic assistance to youth who experience poverty.Tacoma non-profit offers creative writing workshops and summer camps to provide educational experiences and academic assistance with focus on youth who experience poverty.  [Read Full Story]

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This Spotlight series includes Spaceworks’ alumni that joined the Creative Enterprise Tier III program that provides one-on-one coaching, peer-to-peer support, and a small business grant for growing businesses. This program has received generous support from and is powered by:

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