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 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.
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.