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JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« on: February 14, 2012, 03:06:21 AM »
JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives



Metrojacksonville meets with JaxHax President Ronnie Hinton for a grand tour of the city's first and only 'makerspace' - a community-operated facility for the creation and promotion of personal projects and design.

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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 03:55:38 AM »
Very nice. The whole time I'm thinking how similar to Co Work Jax.

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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 06:44:19 AM »
cool stuff.
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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 07:54:56 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 08:34:53 AM »
Are there any other tenants using this remarkable building?
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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 08:37:16 AM »
This is really cool.

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 11:13:21 AM »
This is the coolest thing ever and it is not even done yet. Jax is gonna have its own rocket launcher you heard it here first.

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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 12:10:13 PM »
This is the coolest thing ever and it is not even done yet. Jax is gonna have its own rocket launcher you heard it here first.
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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 12:26:53 PM »
Wow. Very cool.  So glad that building is being used.  Every time I drive by it, I think "lofts." 

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 09:57:57 PM »
Awesome - words fail me.

As far as other use of the building -- I've seen space advertised for lease on craigslist for stupid cheap:

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/off/2817148575.html

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 08:26:52 AM »
Hey guys. This is Josh from JaxHax one of the officers over here.

Thanks for all the great words and wows :) We love it here, we do have open meetings every tuesday night at 7:30pm if anyone is interested in checking the place out in person.

As far as other uses for the building... Right now I know of 2 photo studios, a meat packing company, a few wood working/cabinet making shops, a guy who imports broken electronics and sells them super cheap for repair, next door in another building owned by the landlord is a police/firefighter gym with full boxing ring. I know there are several other tenants, but the building is HUGE so I havent had a chance to meet with everyone just yet.

Also, the rent is ridiculously cheap. You can get a space our size for under 800 most of the time.

Any other questions just let us know :)

Josh

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 08:59:20 AM »
Welcome to the forums, Josh.  You all have a great thing going over there off Union Street.  I believe your post confirms why it's worth keeping old structures like the Union Terminal Warehouse from the wrecking ball.  Photo studios, a meat packing company, cabinet making shops, JaxHax, etc. all budding enterprises in a space that has been considered for demolition in association with the Mathews Bridge replacement in the past.  Not everyone can afford to buy property and construct a new building on top of it.  These buildings offer great opportunities for incubators and small business growth.  Great article, Sarah!
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »
thelakelander,

Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure having Sarah at the space, great reporter and beautiful to boot. The current owners from what I hear have owned this building for many years and own it out right, hence the low rent cost. Its a great historical building and has an amazing feel to it when walking through.

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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 11:49:42 AM »
Great resource for Jacksonville artisans and use of an existing warehouse space!  Reminds me a lot of the creative community space that opened in my neighborhood of East Williasmburg, Brooklyn in 2005- www.3rdward.com

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Re: JaxHax: A 'Makerspace' Arrives
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012, 08:27:34 PM »
This is worth re-posting to remind everyone about this cool place.  I just saw a segment about it on Hometown on WJCT, and I thought, "How come I haven't seen this on MJ?"  So I searched, and Eureka!  I had seen it...back in February.  I even commented on it.  And then I forgot.

If you're of the creative type, check it out.  They have an open house every Tuesday.  I'm not even especially creative, but just seeing the segment inspired me. 

They have a Facebook page, and their website (jaxhax.org) is being re-built and will soon be back up.  Check it out.