Opinion: Tahoe Daily Tribune building construction underway
Tahoe Managing Editor
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Readers may have noticed a new sign on the Tahoe Daily Tribune building.
Tahoe Mountain Lab — which currently operates from an office on the corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Paradise Avenue — is updating the Tribune structure to be a co-working office space where multiple businesses come together under one roof to share space and amenities.
“We’re coming online and we’ll be fully operational in April,” said David Orr of Tahoe Mountain Lab. “We’ll rent space beginning April, with three private offices available by Jan. 1.”
Not to worry — the Tahoe Daily Tribune is not moving. In a partnership with Tahoe Mountain Lab, Tribune staff will move into redeveloped, specially designed space toward the back of its current structure. Construction is underway, and the new Tribune office space will likely be ready by the end of the year. Then construction on the co-working office space will begin on the front side of the building in January. Tahoe Daily Tribune will remain on-site and operational throughout the construction process.
Tahoe Mountain Lab purchased the Tribune building — 3079 Harrison Ave. in South Lake Tahoe — this past June with a vision. Owners Bernard and Cristi Creegan and David and Jamie Orr aim to create a place for small business to thrive.
“We’re not a brick-and-mortor location,” Orr explained, where a jewelry business might set up shop to sell products.
Tahoe Mountain Lab hopes to attract small business owners spanning law, accounting, tech, real estate and more.
“The idea is that it’s a shared office space; and even though you’re renting a small office space, you get access to amenities like a conference room and high-speed Internet,” he added.
According to Orr, once complete, Tahoe Mountain Lab space should be able to accommodate up to 60 people, including Tribune staff.
Revitalization of Tahoe Daily Tribune’s building on Harrison Avenue is exciting for two reasons. First, Tahoe Mountain Lab aims to be a place where creativity, collaboration and business fellowship is paramount. That means Tribune staff will be operating at the center of a vibrant business community full of fresh faces and ideas. And second, the Tribune office is undergoing upgrades that will improve the building — and the area. Redevelopment, a common theme heard consistently on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, is happening here and now.
Change is afoot in South Lake Tahoe, and the Tribune is proud to be a part of it.
For more information about Tahoe Mountain Lab, visit http://www.tahoemountainlab.com.
Caitlin Row is managing editor of Tahoe Daily Tribune. She can be reached at 530-542-8006 or email@example.com. Find her on Twitter — @CrowTahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune prints Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Its website — http://www.tahoedailytribune.com — is updated daily. Find us on social media, too — http://www.facebook.com/TahoeDailyTribune, http://www.twitter.com/TahoeDailyTrib and http://www.instagram.com/tahoesnaps.