Studio 12 open for innovation

7 Jul 2017

Second floor renovation meant as anchor for collaborative neighborhood for entrepreneurs.         

Economic development director Lyle Hevern says the internet and mobile technology have created a world of entrepreneurship from kitchen tables, cars and cafs.

"Several years ago, we hatched a vision to create an entrepreneur neighborhood in vacant second stories of buildings in downtown Estherville," Hevern said to a crowd gathered for Studio 12's ribbon cutting and grand opening.

The former ballroom in the renovated space at 12 South 6th Street in Estherville has been reimagined into a meeting and co-working space with tables, chairs, projector and screen, and a podcast recording studio.

Visitors touring the space found private offices, private and occasional desks, conference, meeting, co-working and collaborative spaces, a kitchenette, and a rooftop deck.

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