Exciting News for Simon’s House

We’ve been working on something for several weeks now.  It’s a venture that we thought we would take on much later down the road; but the more we considered it, the more we felt we really had no great reason to hold off.  Simon’s House will become a full-fledged retail and design service space in downtown Raleigh in early next year.  Wow!  So exciting, but a wee bit terrifying at the same time.  My list of to-dos and ideas is pages long, but surprisingly I’m staying rather calm about it. So far.

The space we found is located in the Glenwood South district downtown and is in a building constructed in 1921.  When we decided to start looking at available spaces around Raleigh, our wish list included: @ 1,000-2,000 square feet, good location, an open plan (or potential for being one), space for office/design work, high ceilings, good lighting, ground level, a rent that allowed us to sleep at night, and minimal work needed.  We learned quickly that our wish list in Raleigh’s current commercial market was akin to wishing we could win the lottery.  But after a few weeks of trying to find a space on our own, we turned to a broker who seemingly had a magic wand, waved it around and uncovered a space that met almost everything on our wish list.  It’s a second floor space, but everything else about it felt just too good to pass up.  

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  1. Debbie December 12, 2014

    This is going to be totally amazing. The space is awesome. Could not be happier for you in your new venture.

  2. Jeff December 14, 2014

    Thank you!!!! 🙂 We feel so fortunate we were able to get this space – it has so much potential.

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