Saturday, February 13, 2016

Finding a Room to Escape From

As a rule of thumb,  it is difficult to create a puzzle and escape room without a room. Not just a simple office space but somewhere that you can expand beyond four walls to create little surprises and heighten tension.

Location is always a consideration as well. Most businesses rely on foot traffic and those that have street front also benefit from the ongoing signage exposure to the public.   But when you are serving six to ten people at a time and the adventure is by appointment then you have more flexibility as to your location.  You also have more control over the tone you want to set.

The one requirement I made for myself was that this enterprise was to be in downtown Tacoma.   Close to hotels and restaurants and people, but just off the street enough to be a bit mysterious.

I am no expert. Commercial space is not my forte.  I needed help from someone or something.   I am extremely excited to announce that I am a participant in the Spaceworks program.

Spaceworks Tacoma matches artists and creative entrepreneurs with vacant spaces to activate Tacoma.  What a fortuitous match.

They are an amazing team of people who are energetic,  committed and hard working.   I will also be serving as a mentor to some of their latest artists and entrepreneurs just now launching their businesses into new spaces.

We have identified a location that I think is perfect.   I'll need to wait for approval but if it works out, I am going to give details about it here.

Hopefully you have seen the press release from the EDB about Infoblox renewing its lease in Tacoma for another six years. Growing from sixty...