Category Archives: Landline Creative Labs

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 […]

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Landline Creative Labs to open April 1

I’m beat. I spent every available minute this weekend at 209 Pearl, trying to get the Landline space ready for our tenants, all of whom are hoping to move in on April 1. Today, among other things, we finally hung our sign in the front lobby, and put pollyeurothene down on the floors, which we’ve […]

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The rehab of 209 Pearl is finally getting underway

As it’s been a while, I thought that I should give you an update on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street. Since my last post, things have changed a bit. Most notably, we’ve chosen not to have a loft apartment on the second floor, and instead build-out more offices for Landline Creative Labs. It wasn’t […]

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Landline Creative Labs, now with the warm glow of electric light

We now have electricity at Landline Creative Labs. I was super excited about this development until it dawned on me that I now no longer have to stop pulling nails and scraping paint when the sun goes down. For what it’s worth, I’m enjoying the work, even if it does kind of feel like we’re […]

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Landline Creative Labs to feature artisanal, locally harvested, Ypsilanti-aged, hand-planed wood floors

When news first broke a few weeks ago that Jesse Kranyak and I were in the process of buying 209 Pearl and opening Landline Creative Labs, we were interviewed for Concentrate. And, at some point in that interview, I said the following regarding my role in the building’s rehab. “My back is going, so I’m […]

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