[KwartzLab] Getting a larger space, renting storage rooms for members -- thoughts?
bob.degregory at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 10:36:47 EST 2012
"You might get the general public renting such a space for a short while
too. Maybe something like this is already available, but I'm not aware
I've been informally following the *public shared space *concept for* *many
years in multiple locations (Hamilton/Burlington, Upstate NY-several
locations, and now K-W Guelph to name the ones where I've lived.). In terms
of *workspace, *those folks who have tried to build a business on what I
would characterize as a revolving door model don't seem to enjoy much
longevity. Conversely, *storage facilities *(which some customers work out
of to a limited extent) tend to do well, but require economies of scale
that we aren't likely to see.
Please do not interpret this as a thumbs-down on the idea Ben/Darcy et.al.
are exploring. I'm just saying the niche we are most likely to be
successful focussing opon will exclude 99% of *public.*
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 08:44:51PM -0500, Kyle Spaans wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 07:36:49PM -0500, Ben Brown wrote:
> > > Just off the top, who would be interested in say, renting a 8x8' space
> > > for $100/mo to keep large projects in? (aside from me).
> > I can't say that I have a pressing need for that kind of storage space,
> but I
> > think it's a nice compromise for getting us more space.
> I don't think storage is the only application. If there's space to
> put, say, a car, then it could be used as a self-repair garage too.
> You might get the general public renting such a space for a short while
> too. Maybe something like this is already available, but I'm not aware
> of it.
> - Chris
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