Open House

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You’re invited to an open house! The Hive is just about ready to open its doors, and invites you to come to our three-day open house on November 23rd, 24th, and 30th. Come to the Hive to check out the space, take a tour, have your questions answered, and feel free to even bring your laptop and get down to work. We will be open each day from 9am – 6pm at 55 Broad Street, so tell your friends and come on by!

Tomorrow will be an in-house test run to make sure everything is running properly, and we will work out whatever kinks we find before our official launch – December 1st. So come over to the open house and fill out an application so you can start working on day one (or your can fill out an application here instead).

The past week has been both exciting and frantic. All Hive related contracts got signed and finalized. The flooring went down on Monday, which meant nothing else could really be done to the space on Tuesday. On Wednesday our plumbing got certified, the cabinetry was installed, and furniture began coming in the door. Our WiFi system got tested and it is ready for you to start working.

We’ve also made lots of progress with marketing the space. Ten thousand flyers have been mailed, and we orchestrated a building drop to Lower Manhattan residential buildings with information about the open house. Broadsheet Daily featured us last week and Seth Pinsky, President at the EDC mentioned the Hive in his “Ask About Entrepreneurship” Q & A in The New York Times.

Other exciting marketing news is that our official Web site is about to go live –- no more directing www.hiveat55.com to the Downtown Alliance Web site!

Stay tuned for an early December launch party –- more details to come. I hope to see you at the Hive next week, and as always, if you have any questions, you can reach me at hiveat55@downtownny.com.

Directions to the Hive at 55 Broad Street, 13th Floor: 4, 5, 2, 3 to Wall Street; J, M, Z to Broad Street; A, C to Fulton Street; PATH to World Trade Center or just click here.

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