Quadruple Grand Opening… Pictures!

About 300 folks came out to celebrate the opening of four new businesses: Monopoly Entertainment, Concrete Market, The T-Shirt Men, and SPUN Clay Arts Studio & Gallery. They have taken over a previously vacant building at 10th & MLK, right across from People’s Park. The energy in the air was charged. The spark of new economic activity, along with the mixing and mingling of such a diverse group of Tacomans made the night feel truly special.  We would like to extend a huge THANKS to everyone who helped make this happen!

The following is a series of photographs from the talented and passionate local Kris Crews of Crews Photography & Video:

Property Owner Paul Okner (not pictured here) of  Fremont Property Group LLC came to Spaceworks looking for a creative way to get businesses up and moving in this previously vacant building on the corner of 10th & MLK.  Spaceworks greatly appreciates this partnership and the opportunity it has provided for these four new businesses.


Thank you to Hold Studios for building a gorgeous bean bag toss game, plus giant sized Jenga!
Coloring pages provided by the brand spankin’ new business “The Nearsighted Narwhal” located at 2610-A 6th Ave (also Spaceworks Participants).
Music for the evening was provided by DJ Schematik with special performances by Kerry Williams and Nana Martini. Pictured here, Dion Thomas attempts to find a dance partner. A big thanks to Dion (Spaceworks Intern) for helping throw this community event.
A big touch of magic was brought to the evening by the incredible, multi-versed performer “Just Sage”
Of course, thanks to the Tacoma community for coming out and showing love for all the positive things happening in our fantastic little city.
Taylor Woodruff from Grit City Grindhouse (Spaceworks Alumni) showing ’em how it’s done on the ramps!
Huge thanks to Alchemy Indoor for providing skateboard lessons to all the kids, they had a blast!
Alchemy Indoor is a participant of Spaceworks Tacoma. This project is a great way to get kids active, and promote a positive skateboarding culture in Tacoma.
Willie Combs (with the big thumbs up) from the TShirt Men worked hard with his brother David Combs to get their space ready to be open for business. Congratulations!
Outside the new business SPUN Clay Art’s Studio & Gallery passersby got to witness the delightful/impromptu entertainment provided by The Little O’ and his Lonely One-Man-Folk-Punk Band

Finally, not pictured here but equally important to the success of the evening, Spaceworks would like to thank:

Lumpia World, for bringing one of the best food truck in town
-artist Holly Senn, for displaying her marvelous hanging wall sculptures
-And last but not least…
Ace’s Truck & Auto Repair, for the pallets