[KwartzLab] Getting a larger space, renting storage rooms for members -- thoughts?
cbruner at quadro.net
Fri Nov 16 11:24:04 EST 2012
Just to add to the discussion, if an area can be walled off that can
store vehicles it may be worth while. Say 3 vehicles for winter storage
at $150 a month. Get 4 months in advance in cheques which gives us time
to build our membership up. The maintenance is zero, and tarps can be
used if we are walling off with just a cage so dust isn't a problem.
I'm just saying that the storage might be a good solution over the
winter, but we would have to move fast, as that market is closing. And
it will provide the extra needed until our members can support the space
(with bigger tools!).
On 11/16/2012 10:36 AM, Bob DeGregory wrote:
> "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."
> 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 <http://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
> <mailto: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
> too. Maybe something like this is already available, but I'm not
> of it.
> - Chris
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