Warehouse storage is hotter than ever. There are several reasons for this, and some of the reasons may come as more of a surprise than others. First, it should be noted that young adults have never been more involved than the “creative economy” than right here, and right now.\n
Warehouse storage is hotter than ever. There are several reasons for
this, and some of the reasons may come as more of a surprise than others.
First, it should be noted that young adults have never been more involved
than the “creative economy” than right here, and right now. While there are
stereotypes of millennials as “lazy”, there are various news outlets that
forecast that by 2020, almost half of the workforce will be involved in
“freelancing”. The rise of companies like Fiverr, Freelancer, and Upwork
prove that this is the case. What does this have to do with warehouses?
Well, whether it’s an indie punk band looking for a place to record, or a
painter renting out a creative space – the bottom line is that creatives and
warehouses have an essential connection that isn’t disappearing anytime
Warehouse storage also is hot for ANOTHER reason which doesn’t even
have to do with storage: warehouse parties. Even New York traditions such
as “Rubulad”, which was a weekly party that was often in various locations
to distract from law enforcement – was very mourned by locals when it
discontinued. Whether it is Brooklyn or another major city; warehouse
parties are a different kind of place for you to meet creative types, so much
though that major publication like Vice published an “Official Guide To
Throwing An Illegal Warehouse Party”, and Pulseradio published, “The 11
People You Meet At Every Warehouse Party”. Unfortunately, in 2016,
warehouse parties received, with good reason, negative press for a 2016 fire
at an Oakland warehouse that had been converted into an artist collective.
In fact, lives were lost – and it was revealed that there were severe
electrical problems with that specific building. However, this does not mean
that the warehouse/artist connection is dying at all.
cities are constructed. In New York City or San Francisco, two cities in the
United States with the highest rents –artists can’t exactly transform an
apartment into a place to create. A warehouse offers a sprawling and free
alternative to their safe, cozy, apartment. In fact, the rent in Vancouver
was high enough for a Youtuber named 007craft, to go viral with his
YouTube channel, which detailed how to live in a storage unit before U-Haul
kicked him out. The bottom line is that in cities where people already pay a
certain amount of money for a certain amount of space; there will be people
who think to themselves that breaking the rules at a warehouse storage
facility to save a certain amount of money might be worth it.
Of course, warehouse storage facilities are profitable – but aside from
that; it is now “the thing to do”. The freelancer economy will only continue
to grow – meaning that urban creatives will be seeking warehouses more
than ever – to create, party, and even sleep.