Looking ahead to 2022. New goals, new prospects, same vision.
The Rialto Theatre was built in 1924 and was a live stage theater until the early 50's. For the next 50 years, it was an industrial car and welding workshop, and then a neglected storage warehouse.
In 2013, I bought this dingy concrete box on an empty street, and knew it would be so much more. In 5 short years, the business was thriving and the building was full of love, joyous occassions, and creative projects, as the transformations continued. First, the basics of electric, plumbing, walls, doors, then a few decortaive touches and restorations, followed by transformations behind the scenes like solar power.
We all know what 2019 brought and we mourn the loss of many great small businesses, especially restaurants, coffee shops, retails shops, and event vendors. So I rested, scaled down to the minimums, dug in for business planning, and kept the course. Don't call it a comeback, because the Rialto and 8-Count Productions never left.
The Rialto has seen economic hardships, pandemics, and storms, and still stands. 8-Count Productions, est 2011, can now say the same. But still we stand. And rise. And do it all through love.
Love of the drive. Love of community. Love of people. Love conquers all.
So as we look ahead, set goals, and dream bigger, make sure you start from the ground up. Support small. Support community. Support entrepreneurs.
The Rialto Theatre is now booking events through the end of 2023, but did you know you can do so much more?
Update your headshots! Hourly photo space available starting at $50 an hour.
Film your next demo, music video, or small production starting at $75 an hour.
Gather for business, networking, tastings, dinners, fundraisers, and celebrations starting at $100 per hour.
Meet or cowork in the lounge starting at $25 an hour.
I can't wait to share more with you in 2022.