Practice Space & Tim Devin (author of “Mapping out utopia: 1970s Boston-area counterculture“) will be leading a “counterculture walking tour” in and around Inman Square on Sunday Nov. 3 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.
Devin, a local librarian and expert on the Boston-area counterculture of the 1970s, gave a similar tour earlier this fall and (having missed the first go-around) we’ve been anxiously awaiting this follow-up.
“In the 60s and 70s, the Boston area was one of the focal points of the counterculture–with Inman Square as one of its hubs,” Devin writes.
The tour will highlight a dozen or so locations in Inman, ranging from “the Trout Fishing in America alternative school to the Mass. Feminist Credit Union.” We’re curious to hear what was happening at 1035 Cambridge St. (the former A.R. Hyde Shoe Factory, now Geek Offices coworking space) at the time.
The tour departs at 1 PM from Practice Space, (1307 Cambridge St., Cambridge) on Sunday Nov. 3. The tour is free. Families and kids are welcome.
At the Geek Offices’ Holiday Party late last month, Geek Offices members were talking about the quality of our coworking environment and the reasons for their continued membership, many for over three years. Geek Offices doesn’t have free beer on Thursdays, seminars on finding the right VC or a March Madness NCAA pool. We don’t bake cookies or host wellness classes but can point you to the vending machine across the hall or the Pilates studio down the street. Orange cushion chairs are not in our lobby.
What we do offer is a serious, low-cost coworking environment, where, without interior distractions, members can discuss assignments in our lunch room or at our community conference table, shut an office door to complete a project, put in ear phones while researching an article, or animatedly argue over the latest plot twist in the their new video game. Geek Offices coworking has a nice mix of group discussion and individual effort.
Members at the Holiday Party agreed that, in a personality test, Geek Offices members would be introverted but with a fair amount of extroversion. Hey, we’re in a coworking space so we can get down to work while being surrounded by others, not sitting in our bedrooms in our Inman Square walkup.
If you want the ability to get things done while being in the company of like-minded workmates, then you should tour Geek Offices in Inman Square and see our available offices and work stations. With Clover, 1369 Coffee House, Kimchi Kitchen, Bukowski’s, All-Star Sandwich and 30 other restaurants and bars nearby, all of the excitement doesn’t have to be inside the coworking space.
Geek Offices would like to extend a warm welcome to one of the newest members in our coworking space, CONTINUUM Landscape Architects. CONTINUUM is a landscape architecture consulting firm founded in 2015 by Michael White, a licensed landscape architect and LEED AP accredited professional with 13 years of design and construction experience. CONTINUUM provides design services for private, institutional and corporate clients. You can check out some of their work here and here.
Are you a creative type looking for flexible coworking space in the Cambridge-Boston area? If so, check out our private offices and coworking space in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge. Geek Offices is a coworking space offering all the amenities of a professional, furnished office, with none of the overhead. Groups and companies looking for shared coworking space in Cambridge and greater Boston will find that Geek Offices provides some of the most affordable coworking space in the region. Compare Geek Offices to the prices of other startup and incubator spaces in Boston and Cambridge and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the value our coworking space offers.
Lots of exciting news for our neighborhood this week. The East Cambridge Business Association has merged with the Inman Square Business Association.
In the eight years since the ECBA was founded, its membership has increased to 90 businesses from five as it worked to make Cambridge Street “a better place to do business.”
The East Cambridge Business Association will now represent business owners from Lechmere Square to Inman Square. Inman Square will be among the commercial areas represented by ECBA which already include First Street, Binney Street, Hampshire Street, and One Kendall Square in the Wellington Harrington Neighborhood.
“At one end of Cambridge Street we will be focusing on integrating a successful Northpoint development into the small business fabric of the street and at the other end we will be reinforcing Inman Square as one of Cambridge’s great destinations,” Patrick Magee, ECBA president and owner of Atwood’s Tavern, said.
As the two groups merged Eater Boston has named two Inman Square restaurants Moona and the recently reopened East Coast Grill as the two “hottest restaurants in Boston.” Check out a glowing review of Moona, an eastern Mediterranean restaurant which tops Eater Boston’s list, here in the Boston Globe.
At the same time as the merger of the two groups, Michael Grill, the owner of Geek Offices has been appointed to the board of the East Cambridge Business Association. Geek Offices has been a sponsor of ECBA’s RibFest for the last 4 years. Geek Offices and 1035 Cambridge Street used to be on the far boundary of the ECBA. Now it’s pleased to be in the middle of the growing business association.
Are you a start-up or non-profit looking for flexible coworking space in the East Cambridge-Inman Square neighborhood? If so, check out our private offices and co-working space in Cambridge’s Inman Square. Geek Offices is a coworking space offering all the amenities of a professional, furnished office, with none of the overhead. Companies and groups looking for shared office space in Cambridge and greater Boston will find that Geek Offices provides some of the most affordable coworking space in the region. Compare Geek Offices to the prices and amenities of executive offices and other startup and incubator spaces in Cambridge and Boston and you’ll be surprised by the value our coworking space offers.