Spaceworks Tacoma has announced the grand opening of four new businesses at the corner of S. 10th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma's Hilltop district.
Spaceworks — the joint venture between the City of Tacoma and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce that negotiates on behalf of budding local entrepreneurs for brick-and-mortar space — recently partnered with property owner Paul Okner of Fremont Property Group LLC to activate this previously vacant building.
Spaceworks signed the lease with Okner in January, then identified four of its creative enterprises to fill the 5,000 square feet of commercial property. For the past few months, Spaceworks and the business owners have been preparing the space for business.
Now, all four businesses have completed their renovations and improvements, and are ready to open their doors.
Concrete Market, owned by Duncan Susag, sells artisan concrete designs for residential and commercial spaces. The Tshirt Men Company, a venture operated by Willie and David Combs, print produces custom-made t-shirts. SPUN Clay Arts Studio & Gallery, owned by Jennifer Ohrazda and April Sanders, will offer regular pottery classes and the option for beginning and advanced potters alike the opportunity to sell their creations in the SPUN gallery. And DubCity Studios' owner Kerry Williams has developed his business model into a full production and rehearsal studio.
The quartet of businesses will celebrate their collective grand opening from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. Each business will host an open house.