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Old 06-08-2019, 10:32 AM
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Talking Instrument artisans interested in a shared space? - NYC area

Hello everyone,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but thought I'd start here.

I have a coffee business in western Queens, NY, but I've always had a personal interest in guitars. A space next door to my coffee shop has opened up, and I'm starting to day dream again about a street-level instrument workshop in NYC.

The space is very big, 2300 sq ft or so, with additional square footage (1000?) in a lofted space. It's a uniquely sized and configured space for an area as busily trafficked as it is (Astoria, near the 30th ave subway).

The vision that came to me is a shared workshop space, that also has a showroom / performance space and a retail operation / dealer of some kind integrated into the space. I believe the amount of space exists that could accommodate some kind of comprehensive operation centered around musical instruments / music making.

I'm looking for people who may already have some business going in the realm of repair or building or otherwise, who might be interested in something as I've described. I could certainly use some perspective on feasibility, from someone who has experience setting up a shop.

As someone who's opened a brick and mortar business here, I know there are practical challenges, but I'm hoping there may be people out there who might dream with me a little, to explore if something like this could actually work.

If any part of this sounds interesting, please say hello! It's a very recent thought for me, and my gut is telling me it should at the very least be explored.

If there's a better place for this post, please let me know! I would love to hear any and all thoughts regarding this. Thanks AGF!

Last edited by DLQ; 06-08-2019 at 12:15 PM.
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