Escolta incubation space looking for tenants

Coconuts Manila

Posted at Apr 12 2016 05:06 PM

Fred's Revolucion to open outlet in Escolta

Fred's Revolucion architectural rendition. Handout photo from 98B Collaboratory

MANILA -- All this yada yada about reviving Manila and bringing it back to its former glory has become tiresome, we know. So we're glad to report that someone is actually doing something to make that happen.

Hub Make Lab is a soon-to-open business incubation space at the wonderfully preserved First United Building, which has been hosting Saturday x Future Market for some time now.

To be managed by 98B COLLABoratory, it's a six-days-a-week commercial space for entrepreneurs who want to dip their toes into business water without the big expense and long-term commitment.

Spaces are available for three months only, and there are 22 units available, ranging from 6.12 sqm (P4,420.05) to 13.31 sqm (P9,612.88). The rates, as you can see, are very affordable.

Sellers will be selected based on their product or merchandise, and the proposed design for their spaces.

To preserve the artsy-fartsy, hipster, millennial theme of 98B, suggested items to be sold are art works, limited edition merchandise, innovative food items, upcycled clothes and accessories, independent clothing labels, DIY wares, vintage goods or refurbished antiques.

The only long-term tenant so far is Fred's Revolucion, the legendary Cubao X bar, which opens its second outlet in a 100-sq.m. space by May 26.

Those interested in applying for a space can check out www.98-b.org/hubmakelab.

Check out the First United Building in this Coconuts TV video:

This article was originally published on the Coconuts Manila website.