For the past five years, The Storyhive has called an approximately 3,000-square-foot office home.
Actually, we called it The Hive.
When we first toured the East End space with our future landlord, it was filled with old political yard signs, Greensheet newspapers and other remnants from former tenants.
We renovated the rental space, adding a cyc wall that turned into the set of many productions.
We gave the studio character and made it work for our needs.
Local artists painted inside and outside of our building:
Anat Ronen painted a bees mural and Kate Mulholland added hives to the exterior -- It’s such an amazing piece of art that people still stop and take selfies in front of our building!
Ack! painted a mural of an editor character inside of Alex Luster’s office.
Shreddi painted a mural depicting the three company owners and we love the characters so much they became part of our Storyhive brand!
Our team shot multiple game shows, puppet shows and adaptations of the Wizard of Oz and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure inside the studio.
We hosted small parties, celebrated victories, birthdays and the birth of the first Hivester baby when Editor Alden Roelant and his wife welcomed their first child into the world.
Taco Tuesday was a regular occurrence with our team, as was Taco Thursday and Taco Friday. #tacoeveryday
Speaking of food, our team regularly walked to Villa Arcos, Champ Burger, El Tiempo Cantina, Ninfa’s on Navigation and Moon Tower (ask Tom and Alex about their ‘investment mugs’) for when we were feeling peckish. Some drinks were consumed at Voodoo Queen and Sigma Brewing (after participating in their Thursday night running club, of course). EADO is just a walk or METRO ride away with our favorite haunts of Around the Corner, True Anomaly, Huynh Restaurant and Rodeo Goat.
As business grew, more Hivesters joined us and soon nearly a dozen people filled our office. Shooting inside of the studio became increasingly more complicated as we had outgrown our digs.
So in 2019, we bought a 15,000-square-foot warehouse: 4010 Canal Street located less than two miles east of downtown.
This building will be renovated to suit our office and studio needs. It has high ceilings and plenty of space for us to construct sets for various productions.