Sunday, April 5, 2009
2nd Cycle Tacoma Washington. My friend Ben helped to start this project in Tacoma. It is a very young project and it is evident that the people involved have been feeling the growing pains of becoming established. The space they are in is smaller and very cold. The door empties onto an alleyway. Ben explained to me the difficulty of establishing a positive re pore with those in the community. In order to serve the demographic you must first develop a relationship. I was shown the space that they will be moving into, a much larger area, less than a block away, right on the edge of a park. It is a dramatic change and I feel that we agreed that it would much more inviting to people.