Hi, out there!
Well, friends, it’s been a while since we’ve updated our website. Now that things are finally starting to slow down we want to take this opportunity to let everyone know what we’ve been up to over the last few months.
Since our last somewhat ominous post, we did in fact move the Hub from 1673 Barrington Street to 1649 Barrington Street, just a few doors down from our previous location. Despite the short distance, the move took a lot of work and we couldn’t have done it without the help of many of our terrific Hub members.
‘The Hub Vogue,’ as we’ve taken to calling it (as we are now in the Vogue Building), is temporary, but we’ve done a lot to make our interim space one that is conducive to the kind of creativity we work to inspire. You wouldn’t know it now, but when a group of Hubsters first toured the new space, we were met with walls of every imaginable colour–the running joke was that it was like walking into a bag of skittles. Each wall seemed to be a different colour – one red, the next one yellow, the next one purple – sometimes, the very same wall was two totally different colours. It took some time, but eventually we painted just about every wall, window frame, and door–all with the same colours found at the old Hub–and when we were done the place finally started to feel like home.
True, it’s different here at the Hub Vogue. There are nooks and crannies and private offices that our old space didn’t have. Many of our members have told us the new layout is actually working better for them–they find they’re able to hide away more easily to get work done when needed, but still get to bug the person next to them if they have an idea they need to bounce off someone. We built some new tables, brought in some new members, and Hub Host alumna Amy Donovan generously loaned us some of her beautiful art for our walls. And while the space itself is different in various ways, the sense of community that’s at the heart of the Hub is more intact than ever. In fact, several members have shared with us that working together with their fellow members through the move–those many late nights spent painting and lugging furniture–helped them to get to know one another even better than before.
As we mentioned, the Hub Vogue is a temporary stop for us and we’re still actively planning the Hub’s next steps. We believe Halifax still needs the Hub, and we want to make sure the Hub is able to fulfill that need to its greatest capacity. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we’re always looking for new members to join our Hub community here at Hub Vogue. If you’re interested in becoming a member, send us an email. Our offering is the same as before–a shared work space with all the necessary office amenities to help you get the work done, and of course a chance to be part of a vibrant community made up of members from many different sectors, from nonprofits, to startups, to freelancers, to community groups, working in such fields as the environment, tech, social enterprise, education, and many others. We’d love for you to come try out the Hub for a day, free of charge, so you can see for yourself how great the Hub can be.