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Archive for May 2015

Cafes, Bars and Restaurants Oh My!

Loyal NineInman Square has never lacked in places to grab a bite or a pint. Now, things are only getting better. Geek Offices would like to extend a warm welcome to a number of new restaurants, bars, a cafe and one very cozy pop up spot that are opening here in our neighborhood.

In order of proximity to our 1035 Cambridge St front door, they are;

1. BISq 

Hard to beat this Urban Daddy description of BISq (Bergamot Inman Square);  “a wine-laden Cambridge charcuterie retreat from the Bergamot gang, where you’ll witness champagne sabering and drink something called tiger’s milk. It opens Saturday.” Address; 1071 Cambridge St.

2.  The ‘Retail Incubator’

One door down from BISq in what is sadly no longer Grillos Pickles is a nifty little pop up shop by Clover Food Lab and Bread & Salt Hospitality. The site was recently home to Just Bananas Ice Cream Company and, according to Eater Boston  “will offer rotating concepts, many food-related, in the Inman Square storefront.”

3. Hops N Scotch

Cross the street and make the trek 3 very short blocks (Cambridge and Prospect) to the “Cambridge outpost of a Brookline legend” where you’ll find at 100 plus beers and liquors at any given time.  Lots of pictures of the newly opened Hops N Scotch here.

4.  Bukowski Tavern

Though technically a renovation and one that re-opened way back in February, Bukowski’s is definitely worth checking out. It features “an industrial look with a stainless steel bar-top, wooden tables, modern hanging lights, and chalkboards that display the rotating menu specials, as well as famous quotes by Charles Bukowski” according to Wicked Local Cambridge. The $1 million renovation did bring an end to Bukowski’s dollar dogs and buck burgers but the retractable garage door front facade remains!

5. Loyal Nine

Head the opposite direction on Cambridge Street till you hit the tracks and you’ll arrive at Loyal Nine, a restaurant specializing in “East Coast Revival” cuisine including “lobster with shagbark hickory nuts and pickled mackerel” according to the Boston Globe.  A cafe with a separate entrance along the side of the building serves coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches. We’ve tried the “lard cookies” and they are excellent!

6. Lone Star Taco Bar

Follow the signs for “Live Poultry, Fresh Killed” one more block down Cambridge St. and you’ll run into the soon to be opened Lone Star Taco Bar. The restaurant bar will combine elements of Lone Star Allston as well as it’s sister restaurant, Deep Ellum. Yet, as Eater Boston tells us, “rather than an identical twin the new location will be more like a first cousin to both restaurants. A first cousin who drinks very, very well.” We hope they bring the buffalo.

Geek Offices is a co-working space offering all the amenities of a professional office with none of the overhead, happily located in Cambridge’s Inman Square.

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Welcome Jeanne Haffner to Geek Offices!

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Geek Offices would like to extend a warm welcome to  Jeanne Haffner, one of our newest members in the Writing Lab here at Geek Offices.  Jeanne is a freelance writer and history of science professor. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in Guardian Cities, BBC, ARCH+, Next City and ArchitectureBoston. Her book, The View from Above: The Science of Social Space, was published by MIT Press in 2013.

Jeanne has taught at Harvard and Brown universities and was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin, and the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität in Berlin.

Welcome aboard!

Are you a multi-talented individual looking for flexible co-working space where you can work alongside some of most talented individuals and best technology companies in greater Boston? If so, check out our co-working space in Cambridge’s Inman SquareGeek Offices is a co-working space offering all the amenities of a professional office, with none of the overhead. Technology workers and non profit organizations looking for shared office space in Boston or Cambridge will find that Geek Offices provides some of the most affordable co-working space in Greater Boston.  Compare Geek Offices to the prices and amenities of executive offices and other incubator spaces in Cambridge and Boston and you’ll be surprised by the value proposition we offer.

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Warm Welcome to Bright Lite Energy

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to one of our newest members, Bright Light Energy.

Background-bio1-e1403071848687Led by Greg Hering (pictured here), the company develops solar and other renewable energy projects throughout the region and across the globe. You can check out one of their recent installations in this “power parachute” Youtube fly over.

As they explain on their site, “We originate and develop profitable, locally-sustainable infrastructure projects that improve communities. We have already installed our projects across the globe and are now developing new and more effective ways to locate ideal locations for distributed and centralized generation, notably solar, wind, and fuel cell projects. We site projects to capitalize on the interdependent needs, interests, and opportunities of communities and regions. We develop and deploy next-generation tools and techniques to increase developer effectiveness, increase project profitability, and decrease permitting risk. The world is a very large place. We develop projects and consult on other project and development initiatives.” Welcome aboard!

Are you a startup, established company or non-profit looking for flexible, inexpensive, shared or private office space?  If so, our Cambridge office provides some of the most affordable co-working space in Greater Boston.  Compare Geek Offices to the prices and amenities of executive offices and other incubator spaces in Boston and Cambridge and you’ll be surprised by the value proposition we offer!

 

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