There’s still one office available at Landline Creative Labs

As of this morning, we still have one office available at Landline Creative Labs. Here, in case you know of a designer, illustrator, web architect, writer, photographer, or filmmaker that might be interested, is a photo of the office in question, as well as a few other shots of the space taken by our friend Doug Coombe a few days ago. The office, in case you’re interested, is approximately 131 square feet, and rents for $150 a month, plus an 8% share of utilities. If you know of anyone who might be interest, have them reach out to me, and we’ll set up to tour the space.

[The top photo is of the Landline lobby, at 209 Pearl, in downtown Ypsilanti. The bottom photo is of our shared conference room. And that’s my partner Jesse Kranyak in the photos with me. There were no other models available, so we had to do it ourselves.]

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4 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2017 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I wish I could justify the commute from A2 to Ypsi.

  2. Lynne
    Posted April 7, 2017 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    It sure looks nice!

  3. horsetail
    Posted April 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    gen·tri·fi·ca·tion
    ˌjentrəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/
    noun
    noun: gentrification; plural noun: gentrifications

    the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.
    “an area undergoing rapid gentrification”

  4. Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    You’re entitled to your opinion regarding gentrification, but, here, in case you’re interested, are a few facts. 1. 209 Pearl, before we purchased it, was severely neglected. The roof was leaking and animals had moved into the second floor, which had been vacant since a fire in 2014. 2. When we first started thinking about the possibility of purchasing the building, we agreed that we’d only move forward if we could do so without displacing the barbershop on the ground floor. And we found a way to do that. In fact, we just signed a long term lease with the barber, who seems genuinely enthusiastic about what we’re doing with the building. 3. Ypsilanti, if it’s to remain viable, and avoid an emergency manager, who would sell off our public assets and cut city services to the bone, has to increase its tax base. And, by putting the three quarters of 209 Pearl that had been vacant back in play, we’re contributing toward that. We’re bringing a few more people back downtown, to a building that had been largely vacant – people who will shop at local stores, pay local property taxes, etc… But, yeah, I suspect there are some who would rather see the roof fall in and the barber lose his business, as the alternative could signal a coming wave of gentrification. All I know is that we’ve tried to be thoughtful about this, and we’ll continue to do so… And, for what it’s worth, I too am worried that, as Ypsi becomes more attractive to outsiders, it’ll change for the worse, and people who currently live here will be forced out. In my opinion, though, the solution isn’t to allow our buildings to decay. The solution, as I’ve said here before, is to get more local people, who care about this community, to invest, and to attempt, as much as possible, to make sure that, as we grow, we do so in a responsible manner.

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