Jan. 5, 2010 at 1:59pm
This news on a certain local web application tech company just came through via Twitter:
RT @brainfroth Just put in our offer on #Tacoma HQ for @SiteCrafting - more news on a city to the North coming soon!
I'm proud to be part of such a great company and that we're not pulling a Russell on Tacoma as we grow.
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by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 2:31pm
|We want details and we want them now.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 3:41pm
|It's neither the Elks nor the Luzon. :)|
by Erik on 1/5/2010 @ 4:48pm
|Very cool. I hope it is in the downtown grid!|
by thriceallamerican on 1/5/2010 @ 5:04pm
|Expedia office? (Guessing is fun!)|
by Jake on 1/5/2010 @ 5:12pm
|Ledger Building (7th & St Helens)?|
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 5:19pm
|@Jake: Good guess (but no) 'cause that was our first office here in Tacoma. Second was just off Fireman's Park, and our current space is at 28th and Pacific.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 1/5/2010 @ 5:34pm
|1) What do these guys do?
2) One of the floors in Pac Plaza
by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 5:51pm
|Right on. Though being in charge of a building can be a drain at times.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 6:26pm
|@NIN: Thanks I won't be in charge. :D|
@Thorax: What do who's guys do -- SiteCrafting?
by L.S.Erhardt on 1/5/2010 @ 6:31pm
Based on their name, I'd guess web design. I tried looking at their twitter thing, but it confused me.
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 6:32pm
|Is it a rental or a purchase? That would be enough for me to suss it out.|
by Erik on 1/5/2010 @ 6:43pm
|Since Kevin has made a specific blog post about his move, it must be a (relatively) spectacular building.
A bit late to lease out the Luzon though I guess.
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 6:48pm
|@Thorax: We build and design custom websites and web applications. From simple, brochure-like sites to fully self-content managed sites and even internal business and enterprise systems -- all web-based. Fun stuff! It's a different challenge with every client and/or project. www.sitecrafting.com/|
@Crenshaw: Purchase (finally!)
by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 7:30pm
|are you buying your current digs?|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 7:37pm
|I would imagine they are looking at a new space or perhaps buying more in their current space. I'm guessing a new location, but probably not an entire building.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 7:45pm
|Our current digs are an option potentially. Many options still potentially on the table since all we have out at this point is an offer.|
Sorry if this is a bit of a tease but we're very excited and hope to be able to let loose more details soon!
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 8:01pm
|I think we can probably rule out the Fight Club building, even with the historical importance of the building.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 8:04pm
|Hahaha! I can, with great authority, say that my post about that place was, in no way, meant as foreshadowing as to where we aim to purchase. :D|
by Erik on 1/5/2010 @ 9:10pm
|I would imagine they are looking at a new space or perhaps buying more in their current space.
Hard to believe Kevin would make a separate post about his company simply buying the building that they are in. Yet one never knows. The anticipation!
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 10:04pm
|I'm certain there are quite a few empty office condos around downtown that are seriously looking for an owner and probably can be had at a good price. Some may be in foreclosure or bank owned at this point. I'm not sure how much space SiteCrafting has now but I suspect they are looking for more square footage if they are in a growth spurt and probably a bit more for future expansion. Could be something on Broadway between 9th and 7th. Some interesting spaces available there.|
by KevinFreitas on 1/6/2010 @ 6:41am
|We have about 3500 sq ft of space right now at our Tacoma location (not sure about Spokane) and have been constantly and thoughtfully growing since when I started in Aug. of 2005 and was the 7th employee. We're now up to 24.|
by NineInchNachos on 1/6/2010 @ 8:28am
|Buy the Mecca! We could be web design firm neighbors! An International Web Design District! Do it! Do it NOW!!!|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/6/2010 @ 8:36am
|The IWDD, I like the sound of that, NIN.|
by Altered Chords on 1/6/2010 @ 9:14am
|Nacho's - I would have thought you no longer hung out at the Mecca since it's remodel.|
by Nick on 1/6/2010 @ 10:28am
|Sadly, I believe one of the requirements for establishing a formal IWDD would have required we threaten to leave Tacoma first. Since the cat is out of the bag on that one (read: we aren't), I don't see much chance of the city formally recognizing it.|
Too bad too, I hear those International Districts come with a pretty hefty bag-o-cash.
On the plus side, it has been getting pretty lonely down here around S 28th. Those tumbleweeds can only contribute so much to a conversation...
by izenmania on 1/6/2010 @ 10:56am
|Yeah, now that the police have stopped getting called to McCabe's, the neighborhood is just boring.|
by thriceallamerican on 1/6/2010 @ 11:15am
|Wait, you're buying McCabe's? A country-and-western-themed web development company would be awesome!|
by zastica on 1/6/2010 @ 11:44am
|Kevin has already put dibs on the mechanical bull as his new desk. (That is, *if* we moved to McCabe's, he's have the bull.)|
by intacoma on 1/6/2010 @ 12:14pm
|It may or may not be a failed condo project with an amazing view|
by L.S.Erhardt on 1/6/2010 @ 1:13pm
|^^ That's vague. Midtown Lofts? The Esplanade? The Mecca? Chelsea Heights? 27th Street Station? The Walker? Bayview?|
...actually, if you could finish the Midtown Lofts (I hear they're 80% complete), that'd be a sick location with a good view.
Also... anyone else hear the commercials on the radio where Rent A Center is now offering payday loans of up to $1700? They're calling themselves "Rent A Center Financial Services".
So, why doesn't SiteCrafting give Fredo a $20 loan to spend at the Olympics in Vancouver? The company can then start calling themselves "SiteCrafting and International Financial Services Corp". You could then take advantage of the dumptruck full of money that's sitting in the parking garage of City Hall.
That or make a "campaign contribution" to City Council and casually mention how much more "contributions" there could be if the city happened to have a Computer and Internet Services District in downtown with special tax rates...
by KevinFreitas on 1/12/2010 @ 1:48pm
|Here's the latest via Twitter:|
Counter offer signed and delivered - let's see what's next on the @SiteCrafting building quest.
by KevinFreitas on 1/15/2010 @ 12:53pm
|Another update from @BrainFroth:|
Approaching the moment when we can say "under contract". All it will take is my initials
by Erik on 1/15/2010 @ 1:09pm
|The anticipation! The expectations!|
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!