On Sunday, March 6, seven artists got together for The Winter Art Festival at 2628 Martha Street. This was one of the first art festivals to be held at The Hatchatory, the collection of small-business office spaces in a renovated Fishtown warehouse. Tenants here rent pet-friendly modern lofts with original exposed brick, wood beams, hardwood floors, gated off-street parking, a security system, a custom bike rack and a pricing sheet that the owner put together to get the building occupied fast. A first-floor 1000-square-foot unit runs $750 per month, while a second-floor space of the same size is $500 and up (there is even a 6,000-square-foot complete third floor loft with cathedral ceilings at $1500). The Hatchatory is already home to Fishtank Phl, The Sneakerboxx and East Hundred, and Gerard Galster, the broker and owner of this address, is creating a second-floor 16 x 30 garden and deck for these and future tenants of The Hatchatory, as well as possibly using the neighboring lawn for outdoor events. This neighborly “office” idea is perfect for Fishtown and we can see artists in the area easily making this a vibrant community in 2011.
Mar, 28, 2011 | No Comments | Fishtown