…And we landed at the Hickory Street Annex. We love it here. From the time I first checked out the Annex it was love at first sight. A little community of designers, photographers, architects, and more. There’s even a really awesome space (6,500 sq. ft.) that is dedicated to events and receptions that lights up the weekends. The owner even owns a landscaping company so the grounds are perfectly manicured all the time. What’s more, there’s a really cool volleyball court right here in on our little campus.
We’re learning of the new and exciting places to eat and having fun rating our new favorite restaurants (finding new fun with Urban Spoon). And, to my surprise, there’s more in Deep Ellum than I might have originally thought. Lot’s of great dining there!
One of my biggest concerns is that it would be harder to locate for our clients, partners, and general guests. So far, everyone has been able to make their visit to our new home without needing a special GPS. It’s really easy to get here.
The bottom line is that it’s a great community space we’ve been able to customize to fit our needs. It’s very open and we have lots of special little nooks for getting work done in creative ways. We actually have two spaces over here (with two addresses). The owner was gracious enough to let us join the spaces and it makes for a really great and creative environment. Inside, we have two mezzanine levels; one where we will have offices and the other (yet to be determined) will probably be a decompression chamber, of sorts.
It’s been easily 15 years, but in a previous life I used to live very close to this location in a studio loft. It was pretty raw at the time. But, we had lots of neighbors who were some of the most brilliant and creative people I’ve ever met…and in many ways they influenced me to pursue a career in the creative arena. So, for me, this is a lot like coming home. In speaking for the rest of the crew, we’re smitten.