Landline Creative Labs officially launches

Well, late last week, we passed our final inspection and got our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Ypsilanti. So Landline Creative Labs is now officially in business, and our first eight tenants have already started moving in. And, in recognition of this fact, the good folks at Concentrate just ran a nice piece about the project, which my business partner Jesse Kranyank and I have pretty much given our lives to for the past eleven months. Hopefully, looking back on it in years to come, I’ll think it was all worthwhile. Right now, though, as you can see from the photos in the Concentrate piece, which were taken by my friend Doug Coombe, I’m just exhausted to the point that I can’t even force the corners of my mouth to turn up and form a smile… At any rate, I’m sure there will be other Landline posts in the future, as all of our writers, designers, photographers and video production folks get settled in. For now, though, I just wanted to say thanks to the folks at Concentrate and everyone else that’s lent a hand over the past year. As I tried to make clear in the Concentrate interview, this wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of a lot of people, and I think I speak for both Jesse and myself when I say that we’re eternally grateful.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    That’s just the first few lines of the story in that image. If you click the link, you can read the whole thing.

  2. Rob Hess
    Posted April 13, 2017 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    I saw the space this past weekend and it looks awesome. You guys did an awesome job. I can just imagine the flourishing community of do-ers that will thrive there!! So exciting!!

  3. Shane Davis
    Posted April 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    You have one office left right?

    I want to butcher road kill for a zero waste meatery. Will that fit into the design space?

  4. Landline
    Posted April 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    We already have someone doing that. We don’t have anyone making merkins from roadkill yet, though.

  5. Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I just want to preserve this somewhere:

  6. Joe M.
    Posted April 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    As long as the creatives can find a way to keep paying rent, good for you. Good luck.

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