by Aaron Wiener
The Hive II doesn’t open until Nov. 15, but it’s already buzzing. Contractors stroll the halls, putting the finishing touches on the shared workspace and business incubator. Members of ARCH Development Corporation, the nonprofit behind the project, poke their heads out of the space’s private offices. A pink Buddha bust stares expectantly out into one of the large common areas, waiting for company; another common area, decked out entirely in black, white, and red, seems to be waiting for The White Stripes.
“I wish you’d been here a few minutes ago,” says ARCH CEO Duane Gautier as I arrive. “A new client just came by unannounced to sign up for office space.”