We Moved The Box!
It’s true. After two years in the awesomeness of The Box, we decided to create a new Box. Everybody knows moving sucks, so you may be wondering why we would move from a really awesome space in the heart of downtown. Well, creating new stuff is kinda what we’re about, but that’s not the only reason for the move. Here are a few more:
Bloomington’s B-Line Trail is changing the game.
Bloomington has just expanded its B-Line Trail to 3.1 miles and acquired the 55 acre McDoel Switchyard. The trail expansion sets the stage for a wave of redevelopment opportunities to the south. We’re part of one of the most prominent, with massive windows overlooking the trail and the switchyard, which will soon become Bloomington’s Central Park. Very Sprouty.
More concrete = better skating.
The old place had a little bit of exposed concrete, but not enough to really skate hard on. 3500+ square feet of concrete makes a pretty decent skate pad. It also makes a highly configurable work floor that can house a lot of startup activity.
Higher ceilings allow for more aggressive table tennis.
25 foot ceilings are pretty sweet. No more ping-pong do-overs because of interference from a drop ceiling. It also means that there’s great natural light and a second floor ready to house more Sprouts and more co-working space.
We got a better deal.
Way better, in fact. The building that housed the old Box changed hands, and the new owner wanted way too much rent money. The new place costs literally a fraction of the old Box. Less money spent on rent means more money invested in startups. And that’s exactly what we’re about.
We’re still doing a lot of work to improve the space (after all, it is a RE-development), but we’re completely moved in and fully functional. If you’d like to come check it out, just let us know.
The new address is:
300 West Hillside Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Posted by Brad on September 1, 2011