December 30, 2013
MAIN(ST)UDIOS : Growing with Downtown
MAIN(ST)UDIOS, an artspace located at 515 Main Street, is excited to announce some major changes that will take place in the new year. As of January 1, 2014, MAIN(ST)UDIOS will transition from being an artist-only building to a unique workspace, geared towards creative professionals.
After receiving many requests from small businesses seeking unique space within the growing 500 Block, building manager, Erica Eichelkraut, and building owner, Roger Trettel, decided to move forward with renovations. The entire building will feature hardwood floors, tall ceilings, large windows with beautiful natural light, a shared meeting space and more. The open-concept artist studios on the second floor will be converted into private worklofts. The raw third floor space, rumored to be a former speakeasy with brass staircase, marble baseboards, oak paneling and a full wall of windows overlooking Main St, will also be available. The first floor gallery will be converted into a large workspace, with new tenants Queen City Media occupying the space on the first of the year.
Jeseph Meyers, Creative Director explains their move to Main St, "Queen City Media is excited to be part of what seems to be a rejuvenation in downtown Buffalo. We are a young company who provides marketing and branding services to many local business in Buffalo. The excitement and momentum of the 500 block and surrounding areas align perfectly with what we aim to accomplish. We're looking forward to the opportunity to work with and network with other local businesses and watch the City of Buffalo grow around us."
Finished studios will be available for rent starting February 1, and will range from small to large, with monthly rental rates from $300-$900, including all utilities and 24/7 access. View more information on their website here : www.mainstudiosbuffalo.com
History of MAIN(ST)UDIOS : Since opening its doors in 2011, MAIN(ST)UDIOS has been home to several artists, who held residency in their second floor studios. The building has also been a hub of creative activity for the 500 Block, bringing unique events and brilliant public murals to the once desolate area. In the past two years, the first floor gallery has displayed the work of over 100 local artists through its weekly gallery shows, and the building has provided space for creative events such as poetry slams, small concerts, film screenings, comedy shows, fashion displays, pop-up shops, fundraisers, drop-in drawing sessions, art workshops and more. MAIN(ST)UDIOS looks forward to continuing to be involved in the growth of the 500 Block and the creative rebirth of downtown Buffalo.