The above photo shows an exciting new venture in Downtown Greensboro on Lewis Street, an area of Greensboro dubbed, "The Railyard." While it might not look like much now, this 10,000 square ft. space, formerly a stable from 1898, will be transformed into a shared workspace for entrepreneurs. It will include offices, meeting and conference spaces, outdoor patios, cafe space, co-working space, and soft space.
HQ Greensboro's "sibling", HQ Raleigh, is collaborating on the project with Andy Zimmerman, the AZ of AZ Development.* The goal for this project is to create cross-state opportunities for economic growth. Andy Zimmerman, himself an entrepreneur, started one of the world's largest kayak and canoe companies and is owner of Greensboro's "Get Outdoors." Andy is approaching this project with a great sense of adventure and is by no mean relying on past success. He plans to remain true to his dad's advice, if "you want something, you earn it."**
Today is ABC Wednesday and it is time for a new round. We're calling this series A-Z Local and will feature local businesses, entrepreneurs and innovative development in Greensboro. We hope we can live up to that goal! Good things are happing in Greensboro and the time has never been better for turning a dream into reality!
* informative article, here.
** informative article and reference, here.