The Makery September 1st 2010 - May 31st 2012
I will miss this place.
“an enriching, cross-pollinating environment where people making great things can make even better things when they’re surrounded by others doing the same.” - post from Langer, announcing the Makery
The summer of 2010, I graduated college, I started Small Girls, I moved into the Makery. Our first company check ever actually paid for our first month’s rent. Bianca and I happened to live down the street from one another when we founded our company, so it was particularly difficult for us to justify getting an office so quickly. There was so much to pay for, we had no idea what would be coming in- how could we realistically commit to this so soon? Any buyer’s remorse was quickly eliminated. The Makery turned out to be not only an office but also a support system, a family and an education.
“The point of what we’re doing is that we’ll have awesome people all working together” - gChat from Stark, 8/7/10, 12:02pm
Whatever we’ve invested in this space came back to us tenfold through the the lessons we learned, whether it was Amanda helping us structure our company, Ines advising on what to demand of your clients and yourself, Patrick’s wisdom and eternal helpfulness, the Carellas encouragement always coming in at just the right moment, Dorothy’s guidance on how to integrate our clients into the newsletter space, Lauren’s spirited approach to entrepreneurship and even more spirited referrals, or simply by getting to watch the amazing people whom have shared this space go about their work. While many of them have moved on from the companies they came here to work on, our company has grown and that’s directly influenced by their support and love over the duration of our time working here together.
When I say I will miss this place, that’s not the whole story. What I will miss is the people that made this place what it was for the past two years. Thanks for the beautiful, wonderful experiment.
To old friends and new beginnings…