The City of Avondale and Gangplank Avondale are hosting the grand opening of Gangplank Avondale on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gangplank Avondale is located at 525 N Central Avenue in the former City Hall.
Following approval of agreements in August 2011, the building has been renovated with a focus on energy efficiency and a goal of creating an open and collaborative working environment. Updates to the building include installation of energy efficient windows, installation of four new heating/cooling units, upgrade of lighting fixtures, and demolition of interior walls to make better use of the space. Within the space, Gangplank Avondale will provide learning and networking opportunities for area small businesses, as well activities for youth, musicians and artists.
“Avondale is preparing for the 21st Century workplace by committing to an investment in education, people and innovation,” said Gangplank co-founder Derek Neighbors. “We are delighted to be working with the city to bring infrastructure, programming and opportunities to achieve this goal.”
“Avondale is proud to open Gangplank Avondale to the talented and innovative individuals of the West Valley. It is the work space for them to come together and collaborate with other entrepreneurs and small businesses owners to grow and express their business ideas,” said Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers.
Gangplank Avondale will provide West Valley small businesses and budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to work in an open and collaborative environment without the overhead costs associated with opening a business. Instead, Gangplank Avondale participants are expected to contribute by volunteering by leading workshops, weekly brownbag presentations, and mentoring fellow entrepreneurs.
Gangplank Avondale will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Gangplank Avondale, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP on the Gangplank Avondale Facebook page.