True story: in many ways, Indy Hall was born in a restaurant.
We were doing our touring Jelly community bootstrap process and looking for new places to hang out. A new restaurant had opened and I reached out to them: “hey, we’re a community of freelancers and entrepreneurs who work together once a week-ish. I know you’re technically closed during the day, but if anyone’s around doing biz tasks and we wouldn’t be in the way during your setup…I can promise you a captive audience for happy hour.”
They said yes, admitting me me later that other orgs had approached them but were too focused on wanting special deals and stuff. We wanted to help fill their barstools and they liked that.
That was the beginning of a long relationship with them, their staff, and their connection to the creative community that has made them a go-to hangout for so many people.
On Friday, March 6, 2015, Steve King [email protected] wrote:
The article In First, American Spent More in Restaurants Than Grocery Stores is interesting on several levels. But this quote really caught my eye:
Weinberg also noted that nearby companies have begun using her restaurants as meeting places, which she believes is part of a larger trend. “We never used to open our restaurants between lunch and dinner, because it didn’t seem worthwhile,” she explained. “But we do now because people use them for business meetings. They’d rather do it at our communal table, drinking a cocktail, than their offices.”
Interesting trend - anyone else seeing this?
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