As of April 1st, E-Moxie has a new place to call home, 220 North Washington Street in beautiful downtown Havre De Grace, one block from the water and conveniently located just off I-95.
The actual move was the easiest part. It only took us half a day to pack up the old place and haul everything up here. We went from our small 850 square foot office space in Fallston, to our new 4,500 square foot location. We were quick to find out that with great square footage comes great responsibility. I think Spiderman said that, or maybe his Uncle Ben? Either way, we had a lot and still have a lot of work to do.
So far we are into this joint for
- Thirty-five gallons of paint (we figured out that painting 15-foot high walls is no easy task)
- 4,000 feet of Cat6 cable
- 400+ 2×4‘s, with 150 +/- of them recycled from previous construction
- Six uber-spacious workstations, with plenty of room to grow
- Two pocket doors
- One bad-ass conference room complete with occupancy sensor
- One 8 ft. poster of The Hulk
- And one awesome lobby sign
Just a note for anyone moving into a historic building: crown molding from 1896 may be charming to look at it, but painting AROUND it is quite an ordeal. (I emphasize around because we wouldn’t want anyone to think we aren’t keeping some of this building’s original integrity.) However the original tin ceiling is pretty cool.
In addition to painting and furnishing this space we also need to work on the decorating. This 8-foot Hulk poster just isn’t cutting it. Although I do think it really sets the tone for the whole place and not just because it’s green.
Our new office is something to be marveled at, really. I can only describe this as going from a mall kiosk to a whole mall. We currently have only the one skateboard to aid us in our travel from the front of the building to the back, which on average and depending on your walking speed can take about 10 minutes. We are hoping to acquire some more wheels soon. My vote is for Segways.
But aside from giving us fodder for jokes, what does this move really mean to you? Why don’t you just stop on by and see for yourself just how ready E-Moxie is to rock out your next website project.