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Nov. 5, 2013 10:30 am

Transfer Station: Manayunk coworking project launches in temporary space

Adam and Simon Rogers, the pair of brothers running the show, are still eyeing a building at 114 Green Lane off Main Street as their primary headquarters but for now, they're leasing the former Restoration Hardware building at 4120 Main Street.
Inside the former Restoration Hardware building on Main Street Manayunk, which will serve as a temporary headquarters for The Transfer Station.

Inside the former Restoration Hardware building on Main Street Manayunk, which will serve as a temporary headquarters for The Transfer Station.

The Transfer Station, the Manayunk creative space for coworking, education and retail, is now open for business in a temporary space on Main Street.

Adam and Simon Rogers, the pair of brothers running the show, are still eyeing a building at 114 Green Lane off Main Street as their primary headquarters but for now, they’re leasing the former Restoration Hardware building at 4120 Main Street.

“Everyone was so excited to get started that we’ve opted to open a ‘temporary’ facility,” Simon Rogers said in an email. He says “temporary” because he hopes to eventually use that building, what they’re calling “Transfer East,” as the retail arm of the Transfer Station.

The Transfer Station is holding a grand opening on Thursday. RSVP here. Join the space here.

A rendering of the Transfer Station.

The Rogers brothers launched a crowdfunding campaign in early October to gauge interest for the project. So far, people have expressed interest in investing nearly $400,000 of the $500,000 goal.

The pair has not purchased the Green Lane building yet but hopes to break ground on it in the next four to five months and launch in roughly two years, Simon Rogers said. When asked what was standing in the way of moving on the Green Lane building, Simon Rogers did not comment.

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The brothers also have a Kensington makerspace called MAKESH/FT in the works that will act as a sister facility, Simon Rogers said. It’s at 1000 E. Venango Street.

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